This is probably one of those movies that you either love or you hate. An independent movie that won't suit everyones' tastes, it hit me just right tonight, and I loved it. Wonderfully delightful, quietly funny with a few tear-jerking scenes as well. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill mainstream Hollywood blockbuster, and thank God for that.
It stars Bill Murray as a Cousteau-esque deep-sea adventurer with ragamuffin crew. I won't say much more about the plot, as it's more fun to let it develop in front of you.
It has an Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, slightly off-kilter feel to it, but just enough to make it fun without being bizarre.
Out of 5 stars, I gave it: 5 stars.
Surprising all-star cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston, and Jeff Goldblum.
Directed by Wes Anderson, who also directed The Royal Tenenbaums, which I didn't like as much.
Enjoyable music by Seu Jorge, who covers David Bowie songs in Portugese throughout the film.
I recorded this from a Starz movie channel; I only wish I had the Bonus Material DVD with me right now to see the extra stuff, which would no doubt be fun.
It's best to go into this film not expecting much, because you'll be delightfully and serendipitously surprised.
I hope I didn't just kill that with my good review.