Writers: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Starring: Gene Hackman, Angelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, Seymour Cassel, Kumar Pallana, Alec Baldwin
Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh
More info: IMDb
Tagline: Family Isn't A Word... It's A Sentence.
Plot: An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.
My rating: 7/10
Will I watch it again? Nah.
With a cast like this it's a no-brainer. They're all wonderfully odd in their own way. It's not as magical and delightful a picture as his most recent two films but this was Anderson's third picture and you can tell with each film he gets better and better. I dig the guy's style. There are a few out of nowhere belly laughs but the film is more of a light, quirky drama considering the issues I guess. It's a fun watch but if you've already seen MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) or THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014), shake them out of your system before (re)visiting this one. It's been ages since I saw this but I do have a better respect for the picture than I did all those years ago. I dig the picture but I've seen it twice now and if I'm going to re-visit some Wes Anderson someday, it'll be something else. The Criterion 2 DVD set has a ton of great extras.