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The Darjeeling Limited Director Wes Anderson did the right thing by including Hotel Chevalier — The Darjeeling Limited's fine 12-minute...The Darjeeling LimitedComedyPT91MR Director Wes Anderson did the right thing by including Hotel Chevalier — The Darjeeling Limited's fine 12-minute...2008-03-03Anjelica HustonJason SchwartzmanAnjelica Huston, Jason SchwartzmanFox Searchlight Pictures
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The Darjeeling Limited

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman; Director: Wes Anderson; Author: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Director Wes Anderson did the right thing by including Hotel ChevalierThe Darjeeling Limited’s fine 12-minute appetizer, which was originally available only on iTunes — as a DVD EXTRA. (Now you’ll understand why Natalie Portman turns up in one shot of Darjeeling.) Otherwise, the film is a high point in Anderson’s career: a tale of three bickering brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman) finding each other by losing themselves on a train journey. It’s the usual collection of oddballs, stunning camera work, and whimsy, but this time everything clicks. B+

Originally posted March 3 2008 — 12:00 AM EST

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