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The Darjeeling Limited

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What a relief. After The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, I wasn’t alone in diagnosing Wes Anderson with a damn-near terminal case of arrested development. With this story of three brothers on a spiritual quest through India, the precocious director with a sweet tooth for all things quirky proves that he has found a way forward: The Darjeeling Limited is his best work since Rushmore. With Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman. Roman Coppola, director of the underappreciated CQ, co-wrote the screenplay.

The film screens together with a short film, Hotel Chevalier, that serves as a prequel and stars a very naked Natalie Portman. We’ll have a full review and much more from the New York Film Festival on About.com as soon as we get rid of this leaden jetlag. The Darjeeling Limited will open on September 29.

Update: Marcy’s review of The Darjeeling Limited.

Hotel Chevalier. Wes Anderson, 2007. ****
The Darjeeling Limited. Wes Anderson, 2007. ****

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  1. jhoffman

     /  September 20, 2007

    I’m stunned. STUNNED! The trailer looks pretty stinkin’ lame. I’ll see this anyway, of course. Have you seen his new At&T ads? They’re pretty amazing.

  2. I was pretty surprised, too. Kept on waiting for the suck to kick in, but it never did. Between you & me, I suspect Roman had something to do with how much I liked this. All of Anderson’s twee obsessions are on display, but it’s balanced by characters with real-enough pain and a story that works. I’ll try to catch another screening next week.

    Haven’t gotten around to the ads yet, although they’ve been linked everywhere.

    Now, the new Lumet? Argh! More on that later, gotta get ready for Chabrol now.

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