I realize I’ve been watching a lot of films about brothers lately.
Wes Anderson is one of my favorite filmmakers and this film was a delight. It’s not as Wes Anderson-tropey as his other films, but the tropes are definitely present and they’re not distracting. I think Anderson really wanted to focus more on the main characters and their relationship with each other and it definitely pays off.
I really felt connected with the brothers and I loved seeing their relationship grow. It’s such a pleasant film that’s really all about family and how important it is, no matter how old everyone gets.
As in most Anderson films, the cinematography is great. There’s a lot more movement in the camera work, but it still manages to make every shot look great. The colors are very vibrant. I love the locations that they visit.
It’s a very funny and enjoyable film and I highly recommend it.