Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India to find themselves and to find each other and become the family they once were again. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins.
This is one of those films that is better seen than it looks like from the outside. A adventure film filmed many wonderful moments including India but more so of these three brothers who have one mishap after each other and arguing along the way. A film where a a great director is matched by a wonderful cast,Owen Wilson,Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody are perfect together. Director Wes Anderson has made film's that you either love or hate just because he has a style of film-making all his own but there's no denying this man's talent behind the camera. This is his best film since to date, even better than the fantastic "Rushmore". Like most of Anderson's films this may not be for everyone but for those that are fan's or just enjoy his brand of humor will want to pick this movie up today. Before watching the main feature I suggest watching "Hotel Chevalier", a ten minute film on the DVD.Schwartzman is already Jack, though the film was completed a year earlier. He's enjoying solitary luxury in a nice Paris hotel, when his girlfriend (Portman), also estranged, turns up. Jack, who likes to go barefoot and wear expensive suits, is a writer, and this sequence comes up in 'Darjeeling' as a short story he's working on.This is an amazing piece of cinema filled with great comedy,drama and some of the best cinematography I have seen in some time. The DVD comes with the Special Features:
The Darjeeling Limited is presented in widescreen (1.35:1 aspect ratio) and pan & scan versions with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Bonus content includes:
Featurette – “Hotel Chevalier”
Released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. ***** Out Of *****