Genre Guesstimation – The Darjeeling Limited (2007)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Rebecca of Almost Ginger and we will be reviewing our favorite Travel Film.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Apr by sending them to travellingrebecca@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Rebecca!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Travel Film……

“I wonder if the three of us would’ve been friends in real life. Not as brothers, but as people. ” – Jack

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Three brothers take a trip to India on the one year anniversary of their father’s death in order to seek out their mother.

My Take on it – I decided that in order to make my guest choices of the Genre for the Genre Grandeur series more personal (and expand my own personal horizons of these genres), I will take a recommendation from my guest for a film to watch for this Genre Guesstimation series.

This movie was Rebecca’s choice for me to watch.

Not being a fan of Wes Anderson films, I didn’t know what to expect from this one.

Unfortunately, this is just a quirky as most of his films and I found it so hard to try and care about any of his characters or the situations that they get themselves into.

The cast is extraordinary (as usual with Anderson) with Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson plying the three brothers.

The supporting cast is also quite recognizable and fun to see.

The biggest problem with this film IMHO is that it tries far too hard to be a metaphor for abandoning the burdens of the past while reaching for the future.

The concept is told in a very existential way which completely turned me off from trying to fully understand all that was (supposedly) going on here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The three brothers are named after Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, and Jack Nicholson. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not at all. Too strange for my taste as most film by Anderson are in my eyes.

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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One thought on “Genre Guesstimation – The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

  1. Pingback: Genre Grandeur April Finale – Top Ten Travel Movies – Almost Ginger | MovieRob

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