250. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

7.3 Strange
  • Acting 7.0
  • Directing 7.6
  • Story 7.3
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Starring: Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman

Director: Wes Anderson

Running Time: 91 mins

The Darjeeling Limited is an American film about three estranged brothers who travel across India on a ‘spiritual’ journey, to find their mother at a monastery, whom they have not spoken to in years.

This film was just really bizarre. As with all Wes Anderson films, it’s just really weird to watch, normally with an overly surreal story, and this was no different. The film was still very entertaining to watch, and it was very funny throughout, but it was just odd.

I enjoyed the character played by Owen Wilson a lot: the brother who likes to take (perhaps too much) responsibility for the whole thing, and bosses everyone else around, such as giving them itineraries for their day, hiring a servant called Brendan to work for them on the train, and keeping their passports from them for the whole time.

The story was funny too, with numerous unexpected, yet ridiculous twists in the film that were very entertaining to witness, and watching the three characters trying to deal with these stupid situations while completely out of their depth was very funny.

Overall, I’ll give this a 7.3 because although it was a mostly very strange film, it was extremely funny, and along with a good story, it was very enjoyable to watch.


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