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The Life Aquatic [Jan. 3rd, 2005|02:03 am]
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[tyrven]
I really didn't enjoy The Life Aquatic, even despite a notable fondness for previous Wes Anderson movies (my favorite being Rushmore). I chuckled a couple of times and appreciated seeing Willem Defoe in a comedy but that aside I was completely bored. I've been looking forward to the film for some time and was disappointed that I just couldn't get into it.

Heather proposed leaving a quarter the way through, but I kept hoping it would pick up. And it did. But not enough to salvage my opinion of the movie.

Tomorrow we're going to watch Bottle Rockets again.
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[User Picture]From: karinkarinkarin
2005-01-03 07:01 pm (UTC)
josh and I saw la yesterday. there were elements to it that I enjoyed (and yes, watching willem dafoe run around in the silver spandex suit was hilarious), but overall... eh. I liked the shot that moved through all the rooms of their ship model. without cutting. but that's what sticks out most in my mind.

I still like royal tenenbaums the best out of all the wes anderson movies.
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-01-03 09:58 pm (UTC)
I appreciated that shot visually so it won points for style, but the humor in it wasn't especially funny (I mean, it was dry and non-sequitor but it wasn't entirely clever or unexpected). I think Rushmore is my favorite but I certainly did enjoy The Royal Tenenbaums. I don't remember Bottle Rockets enough so that's why we're going to re-watch it.
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[User Picture]From: karinkarinkarin
2005-01-03 10:19 pm (UTC)
I have a stuffed animal teddy bear named dignan. he makes a really good pillow.
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-01-03 10:26 pm (UTC)
That's sort of sick.
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[User Picture]From: karinkarinkarin
2005-01-04 12:08 am (UTC)
you're sort of sick.

(haha! I did it! my massachusetts friends always use the "you're _____" insult. and I was never able to master it. until now. you are witness to the greatness.)
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