Narratively this thing is held together with tape, but it’s mostly wonderful, and it more than sets the Anderson template. Owen Wilson - funny guy. Luke Wilson - also funny.
The Darjeeling Limited 2007
Bottle Rocket remade in India with a dash if Eat, Pray, Love. Hard to make a case that this isn’t WA’s weakest, the melancholy here is the most affected and charmless of any of his films. Not without its goofy pleasures though…
My Neighbor Totoro 1988
No central character.
No defined purpose for side characters.
No three acts.
No internal references.
No political polemical voice.
One of the best films ever made.