Saturday, February 2, 2008
Bottle Rocket (1996)Indie Reels Wes Anderson
I have seen all of Wes Anderson's film but Bottle Rocket, till now. This Anderson debut film is one of the most realistic and funniest one out of all his movies (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited). Not only is it Luke and Owen Wilson's first time acting together, but it shows the relatable situations people go through in life. The Wilson's characters are two friends who are directionless in life. And like most people, they resort to ridiculous plans to take the easy road out (ie: robbing bookstores and their own homes). Its a new and refreshing first movie for Anderson. And James Caan stars in it as the role of Mr. Henry, the gang leader. And really, it doesn't get better than that.