Has anyone noticed that Bill Murray is starting to look just like Karl Malden? I don’t know about you, but I find that rather disturbing. Fortunately he has only a small walk-on role in this movie, but I thought I’d mention it anyway.
The Darjeeling Limited is actually a comedy about three brothers who are idiots eccentric. The oldest brother (Owen Wilson) has just suffered a near-death experience, so he decides to round up his younger brothers (Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman) and take them on a spiritual journey centered around a train trip through India. His ultimate goal, which he doesn’t mention, is to arrange a reunion with their estranged mother (Anjelica Huston) who is also eccentric.
Naturally things don’t work out according to plan.
It’s an amusing comedy, at times semi-heartwarming. If you like the sort of movies Owen Wilson has done in the past, you will probably like this one too. It was written by Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket.)