"the composition and perfectly seamless acting that really makes this movie stand out"
Take three brothers. Put them on a train in India. Add a girl, a snake and a tragedy. The result; yet another beautiful and insightful work of art by Wes Anderson.
The plot is without a doubt masterful and intriguing. The eldest brother, Francis (Owen Wilson) has an epiphany after suffering a near fatal motorbike accident. Ever the controlling of the trio, he books them onto the luxury Darjeeling Limited to resurrect their brotherly bond. And soon confiscates their passports to prevent any unscheduled escapes.
Meanwhile, Peter (Adrien Brody) and Jack (Jason Schwartzman) cope with the death of their father and disappearance of their mother by consuming copious amounts of prescription medicine, meditation and childish tale-telling. Their antics inevitably have consequences, and soon they find their rigorously controlled adventure take an unexpected turn that definitely wasn't on the laminated itinerary.
But it's the composition and perfectly seamless acting that really makes this movie stand out. The exquisite soundtrack combines modern tunes with traditional Indian song, while the colours, chaos and spirituality of India make this one of the most intensely stunning pictures I have seen all year. A cult movie in the making.