The Electric Commentary

Friday, December 24, 2004

Ebert is confused.

Whenever this happens the movie is generally very good. So it is with The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. I've been looking forward to this one, and Ebert's review just increased my interest. The good bits:

My rational mind informs me that this movie doesn't work. Yet I hear a subversive whisper: Since it does so many other things, does it have to work, too? Can't it just exist? "Terminal whimsy," I called it on the TV show. Yes, but isn't that better than half-hearted whimsy, or no whimsy at all? Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" is the damnedest film. I can't recommend it, but I would not for one second discourage you from seeing it.

I'll probably see it before I return to Chicago, and a review will come shortly thereafter.

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