Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket

DVD - 1998
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"Three best friends try to escape their suburban boredom through a life of crime. But these bickering, bumbling thieves are no match for the local 'godfather,' who leads them into the biggest heist of their careers"--Container.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1998
ISBN: 9780767821407
0767821408
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY BOT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Marinetti Mar 13, 2017

Wes Anderson's first film.This quietly daffy comedy should have been an indie hit, but ended up ignored by audiences. Too bad; it's a wonderfully sustained caper movie about friends whose career choice is all wrong.

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BridgettM
Nov 16, 2016

Bottle Rocket is Wes Anderson's first feature-length movie as well as the feature film debuts of Luke and Owen Wilson. Owen also co-wrote the movie. Three friends who are inexperienced at crime attempt to pull off some heists. While it falls far short of The Royal Tenenbaums and most of Wes Anderson's later films, it's very good for a first effort; I actually like it better than The Darjeeling Limited. It's fun to see the elements of his style that were there from the beginning. You should expect a dialogue-heavy film, which is typical of his style. Bottle Rocket is rated R for language.

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xiaojunbpl12
Aug 02, 2016

Experimental (the content may turn many people away) and super low budget (to reproduce thoughtful reality), but rivals major hollywood flicks.
Watching with a thinking mind to capture the nuances is a delight. More than humor or caper.
Owen was outstanding, deserve at least academy (or equivalent) nomination.
An unbelievable beginner's works, it would be still remarkable if the film were made by an experienced or established filmmaker.

Wes Anderson must have been too high too see how unfunny,dismal & shallow this movie was. Usually Wes Anderson does quality work but this movie just flat out sucks.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 16, 2015

Owen Wilson is the most delightful factor of this film. Audiences would soon see him as the laid back, aloof charmer in other films, but here he is manically detail-oriented, insisting that his crack team of bookstore thieves wear Band-Aids on their noses and signal each other via bird calls.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/films_of_wes_anderson

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tkarlin
Mar 31, 2015

Don't miss this movie - it is director Wes Anderson's first, and features the Wilson brothers before they got famous!

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EleventyOne
Aug 05, 2014

Great movie. Luke and Owen Wilson are at the their Lukest and Owenest. Crime, romance, comedy and philosophy. Fantastic.

aaa5756 Mar 06, 2013

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

MWPH Dec 01, 2012

This is Wes Anderson's debut film and, to me, it certainly felt like a low-budget debut film. The story is simple (one friend wants to lead a life of crime, his friend isn't too sure) and the plot is pretty thin. However, you can see all of the elements that will be prominent in future Wes Anderson films: quirky characters, dry humorous dialogue, and even the same actors. I thought it was fairly funny, but his films have vastly improved over time.

lasertravis Jul 04, 2012

I enjoyed this alot more years ago when I first watched it. Upon revisiting it, I still enjoyed quite a bit of the dialogue (especially the banter between the Wilson brothers). I enjoyed the quirky story, but not as much as I had before. There is definitely entertainment value to be had here, but there are alot of movies that offer louder laughs and more oddity.

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Wootex
Jul 22, 2017

"In the end it's easier to think about yourself than it is to think about Dignan." -Dignan

aaa5756 Mar 06, 2013

“Hey Josie it's too bad we don't have time to bury these fellows. The Buzzards' have to eat also, so do the warms.” -The outlaw José Wales

aaa5756 Mar 06, 2013

"And people in hell want slupees." -Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

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Michael
Sep 23, 2008

1. They're not really criminals, but everybody's got to have a dream
2. Anthony: Kumar, what were you doing in the freezer?
Kumar: I don't know, man, I lose my touch, man.
Dignan: Did you ever have a touch to lose, man?
3. Anthony: Which part of Mexico are you from?
Inez: Paraguay.

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Michael
Sep 23, 2008

Sexual Content: alluded to in one major scene - but no actual sex scenes

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Michael
Sep 23, 2008

Violence: some violence...but the kind where a guy gets shot... and there's no blood after... that sort of thing!

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Michael
Sep 23, 2008

Coarse Language: a dozen F & S words and some descripitive words of bodily anatomical parts used to describe people.

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Sep 23, 2008

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