Sunday, January 02, 2005


Last night we went to see The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. It was my first Wes Anderson film, so I didn't know what to expect, but I just loved it. Wonderfully ecentric characters. It was lush, zany, and incredibly funny. Some moments, I just enjoyed looking at the screen-- the bright color combinations, the eclectic creatures and settings. It was artistic, but not artsy. I might describe it as postmodern brain-candy: self-referential and weird for the sake of weird sometimes, but not too full of itself. Most of all, I liked that the movie was infused with a sense of hope. I'd see it again in a heartbeat. Now I'm just going to have to rent Rushmore and The Royal Tennenbaums to see what all the rest of the fuss is about.

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