The Darjeeling Limited

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Rated: R

Running Time: 91 Minutes

Year: 2007

Boobs: Zero

One Sentence: The same old Wes, but I don't have a problem with that.

Ok first, I have to say that if you are going to watch this movie, then it would be in your best intrest to go watch this short movie which is like a prologue to the movie.  It will help with jokes and story later.  There are rumors it will be included before the movie, and there are other rumors that you can only watch it online.  It was in front of our print so I am not sure what to tell you.  It's 12 minutes long and Natalie Portman gets kinda naked in it, so it's worth the watch twice I guess.

The Darjeeling Limited, is the same movie as the Royal Tannenbaums, except it's on a train, in India, and has different people in it.  It's exceptionally beautiful, very funny at times and very touching at times.  It is pretty much the formula that we have come to expect and love from Wes Anderson.  I am not complaining about this.  While the format was similar the story was a little different and the situations and dialog were all different, so I was entertained by it and at no point during the watching of the film was I bored, or let down by the fact that this feels very similar to his other movies.  I think it was just good enough to not care that it is very similar. 

The acting, is where his movies shine, the simple moves, and actions, make for a surreal yet realistic journey and they seem to show that level of emotion that we miss with a lot of films.  Of all his movies, this one I think the one that touched me the most, showing familiar situations, conversations, and uncomfortable fights, silences, and moments that made me feel awkwardly at home.  I think Adrian Brodie was the best of the three, but that is only by a small margin if any, they all three, did an excellent job, along with the entire supporting cast that we come to expect from Wes.  Odd characters, amazing people and magical moments that make up this odd life.

4 Stars 

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