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'Darjeeling' Will Please Anderson Fans
By Alissa Simon, Variety.com

Three estranged brothers bond and get rid of some literal and figurative baggage during a trip across India in Wes Anderson's colorful and kinetic seriocomedy "The Darjeeling Limited." Breaking no new ground thematically, the pic comes closer to "The Royal Tenenbaums" than "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou," but without achieving the poignancy of "Rushmore." The inventively staged pic should satisfy the upscale, youth and cult audiences Anderson has developed, though it's unlikely to draw significantly better than his earlier work. Following its Venice and New York fest bows, the Fox Searchlight item will go into limited U.S. release on Sept. 29. ... More on Variety.com

Copyright 2007 Variety, Inc. All rights reserved.

Three estranged brothers bond and get rid of some literal and figurative baggage during a trip across India in Wes Anderson's colorful and kinetic seriocomedy "The Darjeeling Limited." Breaking no new ground thematically, the pic comes closer to "The Royal Tenenbaums" than "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou," but without achieving the poignancy of "Rushmore." The inventively staged pic should satisfy the upscale, youth and cult audiences Anderson has developed, though it's unlikely to draw significantly better than his earlier work. Following its Venice and New York fest bows, the Fox Searchlight item will go into limited U.S. release on Sept. 29. ... More on Variety.com

Copyright 2007 Variety, Inc. All rights reserved.

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