Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket ★★★★

Wes Anderson's least typical film. It retains a very a stripped-down version of his now trademark aesthetic, and takes place in the very real world. A lot of his films take place in his own universe, surreal and quirky to a fault, but I think that Bottle Rocket and The Darjeeling Limited are his most grounded features. Bottle Rocket was both a great introduction to him as a director, but it also contains career-best performances from both Wilson brothers. I love it. It's a great example of keeping it simple, but also retaining your sensibilities as an artist.