Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Darjeeling Limited

I had wished to see this film for the longest amount of time and, on a recent trip to the DVD rental vending machine(isn't that amazing? a DVD vending machine!) in my local grocery store, my wish came true. I had gone in search of Definitely, Maybe (my sister's request, not mine), which looks cute and all, but definitely not a piece of groundbreaking film (but hey, I haven't actually seen it. If you have, Dear Reader, I would love to hear about it). It turned out Definitely, Maybe was out of stock and so, I got to choose The Darjeeling Limited, which after viewing twice, I have decided is a very lovely piece of groundbreaking film. The movie follows three American brothers, Francis, the control freak of the family who's face was just mamed in a car accident, Peter, who is extremely nervous due to the upcoming birth of his son, and Jack, who is always stuck in the middle of his brother's arguments and can't let go of his inconsiderate girlfriend, who decide to come together for a train voyage across India, after not seeing one another since their father's death one year earlier, in hopes of bonding with one another, finding themselves, and ultimately, become the brothers they used to be.

The brother's "spriitual journey" goes haywire due to events involving objects such as deadly snakes, pepper spray purchased on the street, and Indian painkillers, but they soon discover an entire unplanned journey where they least expect it. The beautiful imagery of the film, not to mention the meaningful and often times funny dialogue (or the amazing soundtrack I can't stop listening to), is a reason alone to watch the movie. I give this film 5 out of 5 cupcakes.

P.S. The suitcases in this film, which play a huge role, symbolically, were made by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.
P.S.S. I am now stuck with a huge craving for Indian food.Perhaps these Indian cupcakes?


Shirley's Place said...

Oh, I've been wanting to see this movie for so long! I even forgot about it. Oops.

AFitz said...

Inspiring movie, are you into any of Wes Andersons other works?

Little Miss Quirky (a.k.a. Gabby) said...

I wish I could say I was, but I haven't seen them yet! Most of his other films came out when I was younger and out of the culture loop. I now have a goal to see The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou before the end of the summer.