The title of Bottle Rocket refers to cheap fireworks that fizz before they flame out quietly, and that’s what three Southwestern slackers do in this amiable heist movie-cum-road flick. Live wire Didgnan (Owen C. Wilson, recipient of Jim Carrey’s bathroom beating in The Cable Guy wants to burn off life’s ennui with a series of hilariously naive robberies, dragging along sad sack Anthony (real-life brother Luke) and lost-soul rich boy Bob (Robert Musgrave). Director Wes Anderson may prove a bottle rocket himself — like so many indie auteurs, he’s got a charming voice and not a lot to say with it. But his spare-looking film lights up a TV screen handsomely, and watching at home — where you could be doing something constructive — only heightens the delicious sense of wasted time. B+
Bottle RocketThe title of Bottle Rocket refers to cheap fireworks that fizz before they flame out quietly, and that's what three Southwestern slackers...Bottle RocketMystery and Thriller, ComedyRThe title of Bottle Rocket refers to cheap fireworks that fizz before they flame out quietly, and that's what three Southwestern slackers...1996-09-27
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Comedy; Starring: Owen C. Wilson, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson; Director: Wes Anderson; MPAA Rating: R
Posted September 27 1996 — 12:00 AM EDT
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