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Movie Review: The Darjeeling Limited October 4, 2007

Posted by judylobo in Movie Reviews.
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reviewblogpic1.jpgMovie Review: The Darjeeling Limited

Alternate Title: Mystery Train

Story: All aboard! Get on the imaginative and visionary Wes Anderson train for another energetic, quirky, cinematic ride. Director Anderson’s unique approach to families in tatters and dreams delayed is now a common theme seen in his work. The rambling screenplay is by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman.

Three brothers, who have not seen one another for a year since their father’s death, embark on what seems at the outset to be a spiritual journey across India. Like most Westerners, an itinerary for one’s spiritual quest usually gets in the way of that journey. The mishaps, the vignettes and the fanatic attention to detail are all vintage Anderson.

Can these three characters find emotional healing? I like Anderson’s approach to that universal topic. He does not subject us to emotional breakthroughs or epiphanies. He allows his characters to take baby steps towards that windy road of healing.

Anderson’s view of the world is not for every film goer but if you are like me and enjoy your characters with more angles and edges than warmth and fuzziness this film is for you. I laughed and smiled through the journey.

Read the whole review on this 7 Lobo Howls film including these categories: Acting,  Predilection, Critters, Food, Sex Spectrum, Soundtrack, Opening Titles, Visual Art, Theater Audience, Weather, Sappy Factor, Quirky Meter, Squirm Scale, Drift Factor, Predictability Level, Tissue Usage, Oscar Worthy, Big Screen or Rental and Length.

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