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i have come to the conclusion that wes anderson films are best watched alone and better on second viewing. i ordered this just because i liked rushmore soooo much, tenenbaums quite a bit & moreso in retrospect, and i just wanted to be 'close-by' to his kind of creations even though the story didn't sound that interesting or my kind of thing.
for half of the first viewing i was nervous about whether it would be good or not. it was interesting enough, some nice little touches and interesting forms of narration, but i didn't feel it had the same footholds as rushmore. but! towards the end i was entirely involved.
was when i watched it the second time that it hit me how much i liked it and the characters & what he was doing. a very haunting soundtrack, a good, evocative one which stays after the film.
sadly, 3 close viewings i won't be able to watch this for a while now. for the wes andereson fan a definite must, for the first time watcher, stick with it, don't invest too much the first time, watch it alone & watch it twice. either way, just very stylish & bill murray being despondent