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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou [DVD] [2004]

5.00 21 reviews from 2 sources

  • ebay.comSelected Review of 5 Reviews
    This is not a typical Bill Murray 'funny movie'(but then, what is typical for Bill Murray anymore?!); and it is not a put-down of Jacques Cousteau (sp?) or the Cousteau Society, as some have claimed. It is gentle yet interesting, sweet, but not sickening, and exciting with a minimum of blood. If you like subtle humor with smart, funny dialog and an unexpected ending you'll enjoy this film. Willem Dafoe's 'Klaus' is brilliantly done (as are the others, but Klaus is my favorite). Seu Jorge's renditions of David Bowie's songs are perfect for the film. As another reviewer said, this is not "The Royal Tenenbaums," but it's not supposed to be; it's not "The Darjeeling Limited" or "Rushmore" either. This is a fine film that stands on its own and deserves to be watched more than once. Read more
  • bestbuy.comSelected Review of 16 Reviews
    I always saw Life Aquatic as a relatable film about depression and feeling lost at sea (no pun intended). Zissou finds himself after experiencing multiple cliche encounters that are straight out of 80's action 101. He doesn't have complete peace with himself, but there are always more adventures. Anderson keeps the pace brisk and the humor dry and deadpan. Murray gives a career best performance, personally. Criterion knocks it out of the park in terms of A/V and supplements, as they always do for director Wes. Read more