The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned (Owen Wilson), a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane (Cate Blanchett), a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou’s past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston).
2004, 118 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Wes Anderson
"A lovely, slightly wistful, tragicomedy."- Wendy Ide, TIMES (UK)
"It is such a brilliant idea, and everything looks so great, especially the way the film is constructed on Cousteau-esque lines, with the calm deliberation of a nature documentary from a more innocent age."- Peter Bradshaw, GUARDIAN
"There's an irresistible charm to his eccentric characters."- Adam Smith, RADIO TIMES