And along for the ride is a crew of famous faces who seem to have nothing to do. Unencumbered by budget or mannerism, it has a freewheeling roughness, the snappy dialogue and witty details hinting at bigger things to come. He should do more like it. Snout flu? Cat-loving bureaucrats?
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The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson's story of a spiritual journey by train, revels in the golden, dusty landscapes, but his sketchily-drawn characters never really get anywhere, says Sukhdev Sandhu. Wes Anderson , director of The Darjeeling Limited, was recently asked by an American interviewer about the kind of fans his films attracted. The floppy-haired, privately-educated Texan, whose parents work in advertising and real estate, thought for a second: "Outsiders," he replied. Actually, it's insiders that tend to be the objects of Anderson's gaze. Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizou: his films are populated by flunking students, high-society screw-ups, depressed magnates, sad-eyed auteurs.
Movie Night: The Darjeeling Limited
Hotel Chevalier is an American-French short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and released in Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman as former lovers who reunite in a Paris hotel room, the minute film acts as a prologue to Anderson's feature The Darjeeling Limited. It was shot on location in a Parisian hotel by a small crew and self-financed by Anderson, who initially intended it to be a stand-alone work. The film garnered near universal critical acclaim from reviewers, who compared it favorably to The Darjeeling Limited and praised its richness, poignancy, and careful construction. In a hotel lobby, the concierge answers a phone call from a guest's room.
Anjelica Huston appears late in The Darjeeling Limited. As Patricia, mother of three young men traveling across India, she's simultaneously poignant and elusive, strange and stanch. And while she's only on screen for a few moments -- and frustrates the hell out of her sons -- she provides the most moving experience in this odd, self-indulgent film about oddness and self-indulgence. Seated on a monastery floor in remote India, Patricia is now a nun, having abandoned her family in the States for reasons left unexplained. The boys have been monumentally affected, of course, meaning that they are anxious about abandonment, commitment, sex, women, fatherhood, death, and life.