Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Darjeeling Limited

A movie about three disfunctional brothers traveling through India by train, doing a spiritual journey to find their inner-selves (meeting their mother is only a weak pretext for their encounter)... It may sound like a nightmare, but in Wes Anderson's hands, there's always a twist that elevates even the silliest things. WIth smart dialogues, great actors and, yes, beautiful images of India, it's nice to see that Wes Anderson's main quality is still intact. And what is it? Presenting potentially ridiculous situations and sustaining them on a very tight balance between said silliness and exaggerated bigger-than-life feelings, without ever really falling to any side.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The guy who formed and drummed in Phantom Planet stars on this one. Cool...