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Bottle Rocket

August 24, 2010

Bottle Rocket (1996)
Director: Wes Anderson
Actors: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave

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Synopsis: Friends in a small American town plan a robbery and getaway….

Review: This is genius comedy from Wes Anderson, fully deserving as the launch-pad which moved his career on to bigger (if not always better) things. It features all the cinematic hallmarks he was to expand on his grander and more eccentric canvasses – from the exquisite sense of humour, to the familiar narrative about stunted dreamers, to the great feel for cinematography, costume and production design. It was also the picture that marked the debuts of those underrated Wilson brothers, and both of them are on classic form as the high-wired but deluded ringleader (Owen), and the dreamy, mild-mannered romantic (Luke). More than anything, Bottle Rocket taps into that uncanny air of poignancy that Anderson was to prove so acute at mining – particularly in depicting the Wilson brothers as eternal man-childs, desperately at odds with the reality and banality of the world around them. (June 2010)

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