A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
They're not really criminals, but everyone's got to have a dream.
Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.
The Wilson Brothers star as simpleminded but lovable crooks in Wes Anderson's feature film directorial debut. The Great Escape. The Notebook. The Tim Howard-esque athleticism of Dignan. Toy Soldiers. Pinball Wizard. Social dysfunction. Kid sister. Dignan lies? Bob is the motherfucker. Luke Wilson before those awful cellphone commercials. I'm scared of Bob's brother. World's worst pool boy. Extreme bullying. The ever so fuckable Stacy Sinclair. Gun runnin'. Target practice. Dignan's earmuffs. Tape on your nose makes you look like a badass. Armed robbery. The Lawn Wranglers? Fireworks. Bottle Rocket? 5 Star Hotel. Sexy housekeeper. Anthony's bathrobe. A barbershop without Ice Cube. Spanglish love. Motel fiesta. Bob's accent. Steamy swim. Cock block. Trinket exchange. On the job fucking. Poolhall beatdown. Perfecto…
I think Bottle Rocket has slowly become my favorite Wes Anderson film.
Lots of people say its the least snappy, least quirky, and least "Anderson" film of his bunch. It's really different from all his other films and for that I think that's why it's my favorite. I love his later films, but he did an amazing job here of channeling early Tarantino and his own style of humor. It's a winning combination of humor, botched robberies, crazy characters, and in some ways it's a coming of age story like we are used to seeing. Owen Wilson is a young man with the big dreams and small intuition that every child has. He robs a public library with a Colt…
"I learned more in the 2 months I spent with Mr. Henry and this crew than I learned in 15 years of academic study."
Bottle Rocket was not only the feature film debut for director Wes Anderson, but it was also the debut for Owen and Luke Wilson who both gave inspiring performances. This is where it all started for Wes Anderson and despite not being a box office hit he slowly built a reputation for himself by remaining unique to his quirky sense of humor. Many criticized the fact that these characters didn't seem real, and that is probably true for all of Anderson's film where he focuses on dysfunctional characters with a whimsical sense of humor. Anderson's comedies…
I think this is my new favorite movie. I don't see there ever being a day in which I could not enjoy it; when I'm in the mood for laughs, Bottle Rocket smoothers me with laughter; when I'm in an intellectual state of mind, I can analyze Bottle Rocket for the deep character study it is so often forgotten as. I've seen this film over ten times, and it never ceases to amaze me. At this point, I can't go 15 seconds without laughing my ass off. This film is so painfully misunderstood; please, if you think this film is bad, or even just good, give it another try; if a second time doesn't work, a third; please keep watching it until you love it as much as I. It gets better and better with each watch; and this is why I now call it my favorite film.
Today is an important day. Today marks the 20th anniversary of my favorite film. Today means a lot of things, obviously it commemorates 20 years of Wes Anderson movies, also marking the beginning of the Wilson careers. But it also means that for 20 years people have been watching Bottle Rocket, and for 20 years people have misunderstood it. It's rare for a film to completely define someone as a person, but for me it is undoubtedly Bottle Rocket. Bottle Rocket is my all, my everything, I've never felt more alive than with Dignan and the gang. Bottle Rocket is and will always remain my favorite work of art. I only saw it for the first time about 2 years…
That was it: the last Anderson I had yet to see, making it absolutely safe for me to state I’m not a fan. Bottle Rocket is by far the directors tamest piece in terms of aesthetics for which reason it feels even lighter than the rest of his catalogue — so light that it can barely sustain its brief runtime and feels sluggish in comparison to the ‘energetic temperedness’ that stylises other Anderson productions. It just occurred to me how strongly Stephen Dignan, who plays one of the three guys from our leading trio, looks like Jimmy Fallon (for a moment I really thought The Tonight Show’s host had started his entertainment career right here in this flick). In retrospect,…
Right after viewing I thought it was closer to a 3 1/2, but the more I think about it the lower it falls...
I love this movie. Wes Anderson's debut feature is such a great start to his flawless filmography. Bottle Rocket has great writing, acting, and everything. I especially love the use of music and slow motion.
Requisite "twenty years old oh my gord we're all so old" line. Definitely not Wes Anderson's best movie, but also I don't think his worst as I would peg that as Darjeeling. The review quotes are hysterically terrible though.
Wes Anderson had an established style long before he even had the means to showcase said style. While this isn't as overtly Wes Anderson as the rest of his entries I think that comes down to budget and studio restrictions. Wes most certainly knew what he wanted to do and his obsessive attention to detail is still evident, from the set design to costume and camera positioning it is undeniably a Wes Anderson picture, maybe it could be called Wes Lite ?!
In terms of story I thought it was pretty decent, the characters were for the most part interesting bar some over acting from both Wilsons, and of course there's James Caan (who I'm now convinced is in fact…
The beginnings of Wes Anderson. Not yet as fun as his later films but you can already detect some of his signature directorial choices and his quirky sense of humour in this one.
Probably my least favorite Anderson film, but still not terrible. Actually, it's quite endearing to see his beginnings and how this film skyrocketed him (no pun intended) into the mainstream.
I love Luke Wilson's character in this film, I think he's so great and likable and my favorite subplot is that of him and Inez.
Bottle Rocket is very average. It isn’t very funny even if the characters are reasonably agreeable to be around. I thought the relationship between Anthony and Inés was kind of sweet but didn’t feel anyting more towards it. It was there and then it was gone, that’s all.
I have now seen everything Wes Anderson has ever released.
Bottle Rocket is very obviously a first film. Wes Anderson seems to succumb to every flaw available to new writer-directors. The biggest problem is, of course, the writing. The central focus of the film is supposed to be the special friendship between Anthony and Dignan, but they never seem to be more than just average friends. If anything, Anthony seems closer to Bob than anyone else, and that whole foray into Anthony's relationship with Inez doesn't add anything to the film either. But that's how this whole movie operates: it simply follows a series of unrelated, unimportant events, and things just happen. It's totally aimless and utterly pointless, but, as…
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