The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

I saw The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and I walked away happy. I’ve not seen any of Wes Anderson’s other films, so I can’t compare Life Aquatic with Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, or The Royal Tannenbaums, but that’s kind of irrelevant. The pacing was uneven, but never boring. The humour was pretty understated, or at least sly – often the funniest things in the movie happened just off to the side of the camera. Or in the soundtrack. A collection of David Bowie songs sung folk-style in Portuguese had us giggling with every song. I’m totally rambling, so I’m going to stop now.

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