Blogging From The In-Laws: Day 9 (Recap)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
I got a chance to go see The Life Aquatic with my brother-in-law yesterday. We both found it to be highly entertaining, although you may have to be a bit of a fan of Wes Anderson’s other works (Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, and The Royal Tennenbaums) or at least have a dry sense of humor in order to enjoy it fully. The language is also a bit rougher around the edges, so if your stomach turns at more than a few F-bombs, I’d avoid it.
The entire cast turns in quirky performances but I felt that Willem Dafoe stole the show with his portrayal of the Belafonte‘s German engineer, Klaus. I won’t ruin the movie by attempting to describe it, but I must say that the best scene, in my not-so-humble opinion, involves the storming of an abandoned 4 star hotel on a remote Pacific island.
All-in-all, I’d give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.