Posts Tagged ‘Owen Wilson’

Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen

June 3, 2011

Before the beginning.

Once a year I hope for, but don’t expect, a movie to lift me away and envelop me. You may think it’s sad that I only expect one movie a year to do this to me, but I’m not talking about simple enjoyment, because I enjoy many movies. I’m talking about that feeling, a change that you perceive in the world when you’ve stepped out of the theatre. The movie continues on as you drive down the street or walk up the sidewalk. There’s something intangible or heightened. That’s how I felt after walking out of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.

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“The Darjeeling Limited”, Wes’ newest

October 8, 2007

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I loved Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. It was an adventure that a kid might have imagined. What kid doesn’t imagine finding a rare shark at the bottom of the ocean. It was a dream that reminded me of the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. It’s too bad Spike Jonze is directing it, because Anderson would be the perfect fit. The dry absurdity he bring to his movies sits well with my own personality. And that sharp humor is put to good use in The Darjeeling Limited, a story about two brothers coerced together by their eldest third to reconnect as family and spiritually on a trip through India. The brothers are played respectively and wonderfully by Owen Wilson, as the eldest who after a near death experience brings them together. The middle child by Adrien Brody, who seems to be most affected by the emotional trauma that split them apart. And the youngest by Jason Schwartzman, a novelist who’s too afraid to admit that his books are based on real events. It’s good that Anderson writes movies about wealthy people, because they can go anywhere they wish at any time they wish allowing for a far more expansive journey. Here though the money isn’t the cause of their inner turmoils.

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