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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…
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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…
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Review In A Nutshell:
A person's debut film does not always expose the pure visionaries of an artist, but it displays enough for the audience to see that there is potential. Take a look at Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs; it clearly is a film that is still unrefined in its style, but it displays enough unconventional dialogue and extended takes, that it feels different from the other similar-plotted films. I chose to use Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs as an example because so much of Bottle Rocket conveys a resemblance to the film, but to say that this is a rip off or even a homage to it is ridiculous.
Bottle Rocket is Wes Anderson…
Has a really shaky start, but I loved the last half of the movie. Easily the best that Owen Wilson has ever done in a film. No doubt about it.
Doesn't quite give me the typical Wes Anderson film feel. I guess he was still in an experimental phase those days.
Still a good film, though.
Una "heist movie" bastante atípica, desde el punto de vista de un grupo al que nada le sale bien.
I did not expect to like this as much as I did. I thought, "Eh, it's Wes Anderson's first feature length film, so it's probably not going to be up to par with his later works." And while it does lack the high production values of his later films, it still has awesome characters, dialogue and an overall fun vibe. Owen Wilson is especially amazing in this and that whole Inez storyline is one of the most charming things I've ever seen.
Bottle Rocket is a story about friendship. Above its thickheaded plot about a trio of friends who (fairly successfully) perform a robbery on a book store and go on the lam to avoid capture from the police, its core is universal: it is all about friendship.
I mean, we've all had that one friend who's more than just that. That one friend who, through thick and thin, no matter how annoying or frustrating, will always be worthy of your time and patience, and vice-versa.
In fact, this theme is almost depressing, when you stop and think how long it's been since you've talked to said friend, or how when you…
After the 26th re-watch, this is still the perfect movie.
Svag debut, hyffsat foto och bra skådespel av Owen Wilson, i övrigt mycket mdioker!
I'm a big fan of Anderson's wacky, unique, and hilarious freshman effort BOTTLE ROCKET. Anderson clearly hasn't perfected his craft yet, but the humor and style is there. The script is really good, and the movie is kind of hard not to love.
wes is getting a good start.
Wes Anderson's first feature is great but not his best. I no what everyone is going to say "What! Matt didn't give a Wes Anderson movie a 10 outta 10!" But just hear me out guys. It's his first film and the style I come to know and love is not fully there and it's capture 100% and I really didn't expect that either because as an ambitious filmmaker myself I realized that your first films aren't always your best and you just get better with time, like fine wine. But this movie wasn't bad either. I liked it more than I thought I was going to like it. I started watching this movie like two weeks ago but fell…
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The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 190/768 (25%)…