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.
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…
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Probably the best Wes Anderson film I've seen next to Moonrise Kingdom. I love the simplicity of the story and how it focuses on the characters and their relationships. I enjoyed how Wes Anderson' signature stylistic flair would show up in an incomplete form, as if he was constantly experimenting with visual language. I like the characters in the film, and none of them feel unrealistically obnoxious; the three friends feel like incredibly confused and lonely people that are looking for some sense of purpose and keep failing at finding it. Watching their exploits is really enjoyable, and every scene has some type of minimalistic, awkward, or melancholically humourous pay-off.
The film is funny…
Wes Anderson's first feature film, based on his first short film of the same name, is a great debut that shows Anderson has potential to be a really good director. Some could say that Bottle Rocket is Wes Anderson's equivalent to Heat, but replace those guys with amateurs, some good laughs and strong comedy, and a little bit of romance on the side and you get Bottle Rocket. Plus it's quirky. It's Wes Anderson, so it has to be and is bound to be quirky no matter what.
I've always found Anderson's films to be very warm, in terms of color used in his films, including this one, and the feeling they give off. Bottle Rocket has a crisp look…
I don't think the Wilsons have been this good since.
Here are just a few of the key ingredients: dynamite, pole vaulting, laughing gas, choppers... can you see how incredible this is going to be? Hang gliding, come on!
Wes Anderson's feature film debut as a director and co-writer along with Owen Wilson. It's also the film acting debuts of Owen and Luke Wilson. Over 15 years later and it still stands as one of the best films for all involved. It's less hard to believe in the Wilsons' case, but believe it or not I much prefer Bottle Rocket over Anderson's last film Moonrise Kingdom.
Even Anderson's first film has his quirky style present, but in a much more subdued manner. It's a character driven comedy that's about…
There are enough moments in Wes Anderson’s debut film to convince us that he is a talented and imaginative artist who creates his unique world and uses a special and matchless kind of humor to portray somehow lonely and different characters, characters who live and think in their own special way. Bottle Rocket is full of elements that now have become essential parts of a Wes Anderson movie: a bunch of peculiar people who just think about the details and most of the times their obsessive way of thinking becomes their biggest obstacle to success, a queer romantic relationship, his lack of commitment to the central storyline and deliberate focus on small stories and situations, and above all creating an…
primer largometraje de wes anderson basado en su cortometraje del mismo nombre. ya se empieza vislumbrar el gusto del director por personajes atipicos y especiales donde 3 raritos deciden convertirse en ladrones. owen wilson esta inmenso.
I recently filled out my Wes Anderson checklist by finally watching his first movies, Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. The experience was unalterably tainted by having seen (and loved) many of his movies since. I can't say I enjoyed the first all that much, though it was interesting to see the beginnings of his style and see the Wilsons so young.
Charming comedy. If anything the only thing that did me wrong in this film is watching Wes's front-catalouge of films. Seeing him more unto date and dare I say more accomplished films this somewhat feels half styled. An its not, its not at all, but knowing what he can do this felt like a watered down version of him. Wilson(s) are amazing and can read this dialogue almost as good as Owen does for Woody Allen. The story is half of what matters but fun and unexpected, on a budget or just not expensive content or taste? Its strange to watch a Directors films in the wrong order, especially an auteur.
RIP Luke Wilson, eaten by Luke Wilson
En el primer film de Wes Anderson, estas fueron mis impresiones:
Tiene el ritmo, la edición, la forma en que las escenas se arman y donde Anderson pone la cámara, se siente que es una película de Anderson, además de que Wes, junto con Owen Wilson escriben el guion, se siente refrescante ver una película de Anderson, sin la necesidad de ser tan andersoniana, vaya la estética y la fotografía que caracteriza a sus películas aquí no hay, creo por presupuesto.
Como toda historia de Anderson, los personajes están en un viaje para entender que tienen que madurar, por eso se siente que hay una parte de la película que sentimos que se detiene y es aquí donde se deja…
No one handles the issue of men and their complex emotions quite like Wes Anderson. Watching this again, I took note of a recurring Anderson archetype, the Anal Boyscout, probably the best depiction of this character of all Wes Anderson films is Dignan.
Bottle Rocket feels extremely fresh compared to the other Wes Anderson films and just other films in general. Owen Wilson is pretty fucking fantastic, I feel like most of the humorous lines in WA movies came from him, as the funniest ones are the ones he co-wrote.
"You're in the army, yes?"
"No, I just have short hair"
Focusing on a trio of friends and their elaborate plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run. - IMDB
The humble beginnings of Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson. Although I thoroughly enjoy the majority of Anderson's other endeavors, I'd have to say this would be the easiest to watch without being so out there. You can see elements of what was to come, though.
Have to say that this is Owen Wilson's best work. Scanning over his filmography, he's done a lot of safe, rom-com style of movies, unless he's working with Anderson. It wasn't until he worked with Woody Allen where he shined brightest but Bottle Rocket is still the best. Although, I…
Es desconcertante ver a los héroes luchar en sus primeros combates. No es sólo el constatar que nadie nace aprendido, o el hecho de que tuvieran personalidad desde el minuto uno, es dotarse de la consciencia de que, aun sin mapa, ya conocían su ruta.
En el caso de Wes Anderson, es paradigmático que en Bottle Rocket ya estén todos los elementos clave de su filmografía posterior no en potencia, sino ya en puro acto. Si nos la vendieran como su próxima película, sólo podríamos notar que no lo sea por lo obvio: aún tiene esos pequeños flecos colgantes propios de un autor primerizo: la narración tiene aristas que podrían haberse resuelto con mayor elegancia —saltos más o menos confusos,…