The Darjeeling Limited On Criterion


Out now on DVD and Blu-ray is The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson's rapturously wonderful film about three brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman) who embark on a trip through India hoping to achieve some spiritual enlightenment and to reconnect as brothers. They've obviously taken different paths in life -- Francis (Wilson) has his head bandaged from an auto accident; Peter (Brody) has left his pregnant wife in the lurch, and Jack (Schwartzman) is getting over a torturous love affair. A lot happens on this odyssey. The brothers get kicked off the train, jump into a raging river to save some children, and drop in on their mother (Anjelica Huston) who is now a nun in a convent that's guarding itself against a man-eating tiger on the loose. There's Anderson's requisite loopy dialogue and gorgeous visuals as well as great music (a scene with their mother accompanied by a Rolling Stones song is as good as it gets). But there's such a dizzying emotional core that rides the rails down the center of this film. It's as wildly heartfelt as it is quirkily funny. The extras on the disc include a behind-the-scenes documentary, a new high-definition transfer approved by the director and Hotel Chevalier, a short film starring Schwartzman and Natalie Portman that precedes the movie. 




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