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Jason Schwartzman, left, Adrien Brody and Owen Wilson are three brothers on a 'spiritual journey' in Wholesale UGG Boots Wes Anderson's heartfelt new comedy 'The Darjeeling Limited.'
Given his recent personal travails, Owen Wilson's entrance in Wes Anderson's delightfully meditative comedy "The Darjeeling Limited" complete with a face full of bandages probably isn't as funny as it was intended. Instead, there's an undercurrent of poignancy to it.
Oddly, it plays to the film's advantage. This isn't "Wedding Crashers" or "Night at the ugg boots black friday Museum," after all; there's some fairly deep emotional examination going on here.
"The michael kors outlet online Darjeeling Limited" is still a comedy, but Anderson ("The Royal Tenenbaums," "Rushmore") has never really been about sidesplitters, and neither is "Darjeeling." Like his other work, this is light comedy (albeit comedy that flirts with an appealing ridiculousness) that carries with it a satisfying intelligence.
The film takes its name from the train on which Anderson's three main characters estranged brothers played by Adrien Brody and frequent Anderson collaborators Wilson and Jason Schwartzman decide to ride toward enlightenment through India. They've lost their father (to death), they've lost their mother (to a convent seriously), so now they're just hoping to find themselves, and along with it the brotherly bond they once enjoyed.
The film picks up a year after the brothers buried their father, and after a year of nonexistent communication greenmondayuggs.com between the three. Like any set of sibs, they've got their differences: The wounded Wilson clutches laminated, minutebyminute schedules. The brooding Brody clutches his dead father's sunglasses and razor. The lovelorn and sorrowful Schwartzman clutches the beautiful Indian stewardess assigned to their sleeper car.
All three carry their belongings in matching luggage that used to belong to dear Dad.
The boys make a disturbing discovery in 'The Darjeeling Limited.'
Clearly they're hurting, as evidenced by the personal pharmacy each has brought on the train. (And which they share with one another, the same way others might share a plate of bread pudding.)
Wilson's character is the oldest, so he's the bossy one, naturally. It was his idea to arrange the trip, and he's the only one who knows where the train is really taking the three brothers. As usual, he turns in an engaging and amusing performance, punctuated by those surfercool sideways glances and that characteristic sense of hilarious selfrighteousness.
Schwartzman, though more low key, also turns in a fine performance, but Brody is the film's heart. Owen's character may be wounded physically, but Brody convincingly brokenhearted and betraying the scared little boy inside him embodies the psychic wounds all the brothers carry on their spiritual journey.
Interestingly, it's not until they get off the train a decision not entirely theirs that they begin to get on with their lives.
The everstylish Anderson has created a heavily atmospheric piece in Fake UGG Boots "Darjeeling." Though the subject matter strays into dark territory, Anderson's bright palette and airy treatment, flavored with floral necklaces and bright red tilakas on the foreheads of the film's characters you know, that red forehead Christian louboutin Black Friday dot, signifying its wearer's "inner eye" keep things from becoming too gloomy.
Also helping is the train itself, theimbues his film. It's a real train, outfitted specifically for the film, and was really barreling down the tracks as cameras onboard rolled. The result is an intriguing, and transporting, sense of forward motion: As the characters move toward their future and toward enlightenment, squeezing past each other in their tiny sleeping compartment, we're right there with them.
The makers of "The Darjeeling Limited" have been unspooling the film at festivals, preceded by a related 10minute short, featuring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman (who appears in "Darjeeling" for all of about 4 seconds). cheap red bottom shoes Titled "Hotel Chevalier," it runs about 10 minutes. It's not sockknockingoff material, but it does offer a little background on Schwartzman's character. Unfortunately, you won't likely get a chance to see it in theaters the filmmakers have decided not to include it when the film opens this weekend. It is available at iTunes as a free download.
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