The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou the Movie

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Director Anderson's muddled comedy follows the career of oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray), famed for his series of pop-culture documentaries (think Jacques Cousteau). Zissou's latest mission is to take revenge on the shark that ate his longtime partner (Cassel). Besides his motley crew (including Dafoe and Gambon), there is Zissou's business partner/wife Eleanor (Huston), nosy reporter Jane (Blanchett), and amiable newcomer Ned (Wilson), who may be Steve's illegitimate son, as well as his archrival, slick Alistair Hennessey (Goldblum). The detached and melancholy Murray had much better luck with Anderson in "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Rushmore." Here, he appears to be going through the motions as the rest of cast follows along in his wake.

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Criterion Collection, 210 E. 52nd St., 578 Broadway, New York, NY 10022, Phone: (212)212756-8822, Toll-free: 800-446-2001, URL: http://www.criterionco.com, Remarks: Does not sell directly to consumers

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comic Adventure, Go Fish, Revenge, Scuba, Director/Star Teams: W. Anderson & Murray
Screenplay
Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
Cast
Bill Murray, Owen C. Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud Cort, Seymour Cassel
Cinematography
Robert Yeoman
Director
Wes Anderson
Music
Mark Mothersbaugh, Randall Poster
Other
Pawel Wdowczak, David Moritz, Eugenio Ulissl, Milena Canonero, Mark Friedberg, Marco Trentini, Simona Migliotti
Producer
Wes Anderson, Barry Mendel, Scott Rudin, Buena Vista

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