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The Fantastic Mr. Anderson

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Creative, quirky, funny and sweet, Wes Anderson films are one-of-a-kind originals. Check out some of his movies to see for yourself.

The Darjeeling Limited - Three brothers take a trip to India a year after their father’s funeral and finally find the closure they need to move forward with each of their lives. It might sound like a downer, but this movie is also funny, playful, and filled with great visual metaphors.

Fantastic Mr. Fox - based on the book by Roald Dahl, the movie stars George Clooney as the voice of Mr. Fox and Meryl Streep as the voice of Mrs. Fox. Mr. Fox finds a nice above ground home next to three of the biggest farms in the area. The temptation is too much and he goes on one last heist stealing from each of the farmers. The farmers find out and go after Mr. Fox and his family and friends. What happens next? Watch Fantastic Mr. Fox and find out.

The Royal Tenenbaums - Royal Tenenbaum is the patriarch of a family that fell apart. He brings his family back together in a last ditch effort to make amends before he dies of a terminal illness. Again it sounds really sad but that is the beauty of Wes Anderson, by focusing on eccentric people in sad situations he is able to highlight the real magic of life.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Steve Zissou, a renowned oceanographer, is on a hunt to kill the shark that killed his partner.The Life Aquatic is a madcap movie starring Bill Murray, Anjelica Houston, Kate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum. This Wes Anderson movie is a bit more dry and wacky than most of his films, but I find it is funnier the more you watch it.