A pity that the short Hotel Chevalier wasn't shown prior to the movie (which you can probably find online if you do some hard looking), as it added depth and probably sympathy towards Jason Schwartzman's Jack Whitman, one of the three Whitman brothers who form an unlikely bond during their spiritual journey on board the Darjeeling Limited. Not to mention that Natalie Portman was actually nude in the movie (but no, you don't get to see anything raunchy).
Wes Anderson brings us a kooky tale of 3 brothers, each with their respective emotional baggage, trying to rekindle their brotherly bonds in a railroad trip in India, and with that comes plenty of colours and a wonderful Indian inspired soundtrack to boot. What makes it a top draw is the bantering between Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, coupled with some very stunning visuals to complement both the comedic aspects, as well as when the film decides to go all emo and heavy on the dramatic. Put this on your must-watch list when it hits the screen during the new year week of 2008.
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