• Film ID:
  • 12388
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=114 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (2004)
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Steve Zissou is an underwater adventurer, a man who epitomises the word ‘eccentric’. Having lost his friend and partner to a hitherto unknown Jaguar shark Steve decides, along with his equally leftfield crew, to devote all his time and non existent funds to hunting down and killing the unlikely creature. Tagging along for the trip is a young man who may or may not be his son, a sceptical journalist and Zissou’s exasperated ex wife. The Life Aquatic is a delightfully bizarre comic adventure, with Wes Anderson creating an underwater world utterly unfamiliar to a marine biologist let alone a snorkeler, but the fantastical and good natured depictions of life under the waves are entirely in keeping with the human oddities floating above it. A delightful, wilfully whimsical film marred only by the fact that you never really care a great deal about Anderson’s characters.
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