Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Wes Anderson films can certainly be considered an aquired taste. Films like RUSHMORE and THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, yes, they can be considered comedies....dark comedies but at least comedies. THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE would be a riot if it weren't so sad and make no mistake...this is a seriously sad film dealing with loss, yearning. mistakes and still more loss with that ever wonderful glimpse of the salvation called hope. Bill Murray once again stands on top of the mountain with an understated performance which bears at LEAST a second viewing. Joinging him are Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, Anjelica Huston and Cate Blanchett who chalks another amazing role on her wall of achievements. Adding to this slight spoof of the Jacques Cousteau films of the Sixties and Seventies is a quirky score from Mark Mothersbaugh. One very unique and bizarre film destined to keep you thinking for days.


Anonymous CJ said...

Started to go into a moive like coma with this one...left the first half hour...just couldn't stay and listen to nothing interesting...a moment longer

12:12 AM  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

I watched it all the way through...weird little film. I'm not sure if it was any good. I don't think I'd recommend it.

11:01 PM  

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