The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited

DVD - 2007
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Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship of each other. Their "spiritual quest," however, veers rapidly off-course -- thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Hotel Chevalier.

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PHAERTE1
Sep 08, 2018

Could not stand the movie and any of the actors especially Owen Wilson who is think is so overrated in every film I've seen him in it is absolutely incomprehensible.

It is interesting, reading the other comments on this movie. To an extent, people seem to be divided into those who worship Wes Anderson's movies, and those who despise them. Me, I am somewhere in the middle. I really enjoyed "Sunrise Kingdom," and "The Royal Tenenbaums." However, the "Darjeeling Express," is just too incoherent and far-fetched for me. I just cannot imagine more than 5% of what happens in the movie happening in "real life."

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rui89x
May 01, 2018

Pandering to an exotic idea of India as somewhere westerners go to have spiritual experiences, Wes Anderson continues the tradition of 'orientalism' few people accept without reservations or complete ignorance in their folly to be wise. Beautiful cinematography. Zero plot. Like an homage to Somerset Maugham and Samuel Beckett but doing neither justice. A picture painted to exploit artists and recognize artisans in a foreign land. Lots of activity but nothing happens. Fail better.

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BPDaegan
Oct 15, 2017

Not my brand of humor -- that is assuming this was supposed to be comedic. I couldn't connect with the characters -- while they have their quirks, which give some texture, what I found that stood out the most was that they were shallow and self-serving; any awareness or growth these brothers are supposed to be coming to all seems superficial. If I wanted shallow, self-serving, and/or superficial I'd hang out with 50% of the people in Freeland, 75% of the people in Langley, 84% of the people in SeattHell, 85% of the people in BHellevue, 90+% of the people in California, or 95+% of people in HolloWood. Fortunately there are better things to do and more meaningful experiences in life to be had than viewing this film -- shut it off, return it to the library, or better yet .... bin it.

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maipenrai
Dec 15, 2016

EXCELLENT CAST, BUT THE FILM WAS DISAPPOINTING TO ME. TWO PAWS UP FROM ABBY TABBY AND KRISTI

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xiaojunbpl12
Aug 08, 2016

It could be a matter of taste on perception, feeling and sense of humor. Wish more audience have the sensibility to resonate with the dream-like sequence visualized in this film.
Additional noteworthy, location (!!), the most beautiful train (as well as designer luggage set), and Disk 2 has a well-made documentary, interview on music score, and Wes's process of movie making!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 02, 2016

Three brothers come together after the death of their father on a “spiritual” journey in India. Every character is incredibly unique and their mindsets are explored throughout the movie. Additionally, their relationships are detailed and explored through symbolism and conversation.
- @spaghettibro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Three estranged brothers reunite with the planning of the oldest brother Francis and journey across India to become closer and find their mother after the passing away of their father. Unique characters each with their own quirks, this starts out as a light-hearted Wes Anderson movie, a trio of brother traveling and talking about what troubles them. For example, Francis is recovering from a motorcycle accident, which we later learn was a suicide attempt, Peter is feeling conflicted about becoming a father and Jack is an aspiring writer who is trying to get over his girlfriend. The particular cinematography was great along with the movie's color scheme and 'The Kinks' inspired soundtrack, the film is really moving.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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firefly5
Apr 12, 2016

Terrible movie. Did not make sense. Was a total waste of time. The way it showed India was incredibly stupid! Actually an insult!

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EMP_0
Jun 16, 2015

Didn't finish watching it. Terrible movie.

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whyisitso
Nov 08, 2014

Excellent movie with lots of humor and lots of heart, but definitely not for everyone. If you enjoy Wes Anderson movies, you'll like this one. If you can't stand Wes Anderson movies, move along.

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kn528
Mar 06, 2018

Sexual Content: The bonus material contains nudity and sex. The main movie has racy scenes without nudity but sex is implied.

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Bruinfan
Nov 06, 2008

Sexual Content: one scene

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Bruinfan
Nov 06, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Bruinfan
Nov 06, 2008

Coarse Language: a few bad words, here and there

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DavidB
Jul 22, 2009

I guess I still have a lot more healing to do.

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