Watched Jun 08, 2012
Christian Sinclair’s review:
Much like Wes Anderson's other work, this film is full of style and witty throughout.
The cinematography is noticeably great from the very start, full of well composed shots and smooth tracks and pans. This on top of the heavy 60s stylisation and wonderful colours.
As always with Wes Anderson films, there's a great cast with great performances from big names like Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and Frances McDormand as well as regular Anderson collaborators Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray. A lot of credit must be given to the leads though, young novice actors Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward who I think are one of the best on screen couples i've seen for a while; they bounce off each other fantastically.
I recently read an article criticising Anderson's recurring style but I feel all his films do have their own unique qualities and personally I think this is his best film since The Royal Tenenbaums and if he keeps making films like this I'll be very happy indeed