Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman
Overview: India is one place I would love to visit, to take in the scenery and learn their culture. The Darjeeling Limited is set on the rail roads through India, following three brothers trying to find themselves on a spiritual journey. Wes Anderson, writer and director of the Darjeeling has always concentrated on the depth and flaws of his characters in all his movies including the Darjeeling Limited and The Royal Tenenbaums, a odd and weird piece, but delightfully uplifting.
The Story: Basically the story follows three estranged brothers, Francis (Wilson), Peter (Brody) and Jack (Schwartzman) who haven’t seen each other for a year since their fathers funeral. They all agree to go on a trip through the hills of India on The Darjeeling Limited. All with their own drama’s and predicaments, who better to talk to them about, but your own brothers. On their journey they buy a snake, get their shoes shined, try new things and most importantly finding their inner selves.
The Verdict: The story sounds simple, and it is. It is the way in which Anderson tells it that is so satisfying. This is no blockbuster or Oscar winning movie, but the bare essentials to make a great film. The Darjeeling Limited is a genuine and believable bonding journey that is well worth the watch.