To be honest, it has been a while since I have this flick and I should definitely re-watch it if I have the opportunity. In fact, this is the first movie directed by Wes Anderson I have ever saw and, I remember it very well, I saw it in the movie theater when it was released. At the time, there was a lot of hype about this fairly new director and he was apparently the new US indie sensation so I was really eager to check this flick. Eventually, even though I admired the work done and even though I thought it was pretty good, I can’t say I was really blown away which would be the case with most of the movies directed by Wes Anderson. As usual, he had a really impressive cast (Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover), the characters were quite interesting and colorful but, somehow, I couldn’t shake the idea that the whole thing was rather shallow and a little bit pretentious. To conclude, even though I was expecting a little bit more from this flick, it was still an interesting feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Wes Anderson’s work.