The Life Aquatic with Steve Zisso
Synopsis: Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crw - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. they are joined on their voyage by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not
be Zissou's son (Owen Wilson), a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett) assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and his estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston). they face overwhelming complicastions, including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy. Oscar nominated writer-director Wes Anderson has assembled an all-star cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort for this wildy original adventure-comedy.
Rating: R for Language, Some Drug Use, Violence and Partial Nudity.
Run Time: 118 Mins.
Director: Wes Anderson
Dvd Extra's: Commentary, Starz on the Set, Deleted Scenes, Trailer, Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish.
Nudity Factor: She a quick flash of breasts during the introductions of the characters and then see them again later in the film.
Of Note: During filming, Bill Murray became a certified diver, logging over 40 hours.
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I went into this not expecting much and it ended up turning out better than I expected it to be. Before seeing this I was expecting a plotless and pointless movie. Much to my suprise this does have an underlining plot and the movie does follow a fairly logical path. Bill Murray does a good job with the main character of Steve Zissou. I found the character very interesting and a character that I was interested in. This has been listed as a great comedy but I don't know if I would say it is a great comedy. It has moments that are funny but I would not call them great. The casting is an all star cast and they all do a great job. I would give this movie a watch but I don't think I would recommend buying it.