Tuesday, July 07, 2009

MOVIE: The Darjeeling Limited

In The Darjeeling Limited, three brothers meet for a questionable adventure after a year of not speaking, since the death of their father. The eldest brother gathers the trinity on a train ride across India. He wants them to become brothers again. To experience spiritual awakenings together. And he secretly plots to re-unite them with their estranged mother, in Tibet. During the journey they make discoveries about themselves, their relationship, and the nature of life & death.

A fantastic movie that properly depends on good writing and great acting instead of a massive budget and flimsy computer effects. I wish I had caught this one at the theatres with my bride. A wonderful storyline. Touch of the supernatural. Superb direction. A couple of naughty interludes. Excellent pacing. And everything wrapped around an incredible depiction of India. Loved the whole thing. Especially the dialog and the distinct, unique interactions between each of the brothers and eventually their mother. Good good stuff. Wouldn't change a thing about it.

Should be a great date flick for fans of small but well-done Indie flicks. The kids won't dig it, though. Well worth a rental and a bottle of wine to go with it.

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