Wednesday, January 12, 2005

A Life Aquatic

Great movie. As perfect as it gets. This movie stars Bill Murry (as Steve Zissu, oceanographer and award winner ducumentary filmer) and Owen Willson(his son), both actors I am very familiar with but have not been a great fan of most of their later work. But they have redeemed themselves in this movie. This movie was not really a comedy as Hollywood tried to package it (although we were laughing the whole time), but instead was more of an aligory about a man who is going through a terrible time in his life and trying to make sense out of it all.
I especially liked the creole man who sang David Bowie songs.
Several recent movies such as I (Heart) Hucklebees, Death to Smoochy, and A Life Aqutic all seem to be creating a new genre of movies that I particularly like . While not exactly dark comedies, they are not entirely lighthearted either.

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