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The Life Aquatic (2-Disc Special Edition) (The Criterion Collection) (Sous-titres français)

Bill Murray , Owen Wilson , Wes Anderson    R (Restricted)   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Wes Anderson and enhanced for widescreen televisions.

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Murray/Huston/Wilson/Dafoe ~ Life Aquatic

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By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Saying that a movie starring Bill Murray is strange hardly seems a revelation, but "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" is certainly out there in its own little universe. The obvious cinematic reference point for this 2004 film is 2001's "The Royal Tenenbaums," since Wes Anderson directed both of them, but this quirky film has a better payoff, although I would be hard pressed to argue out exactly how that is accomplished. Murray is the hook to get people to see this movie, but the rest of the fishing paraphernalia belongs to Anderson.
Steve Zissou (Murray) is either a parody of, or a homage to deep sea explorer Jacques Cousteau (it works either way but I lean towards the latter interpretation). Zissou has been making documentaries for decades, but now his star is in decline and to add insult to injury, his best friend is devoured by a "Jaguar Shark." This turns Zissou into Captain Ahab but before he can set sail on the good ship "Belafonte" (famous for his calypso singing, which, it turns out, was the name of Cousteau's own good ship), a couple of newcomers show up for the ride. Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), appears to be the son that Zissou never knew he had, and Jane Winslett-Richardson (Cate Blanchett) is a journalist who is doing an article on Zissou and his quest. Zissou is smitten with Jane, who takes a fancy to Ned. Meanwhile Zissou's estranged wife, Eleanor (Angelica Huston), continues to be the brains behind Team Zissou, Klaus (Willem Dafoe) remains Zissou's right-hand man, Bill (Bud Cort) is along to count the money, and even rival Alistair Hennessey (Jeff Goldblum) lends assistance, even if he does not know about it until it is too late to say "no.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Life Aquatic - a classic. Jan. 15 2014
By Some Bloke TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I grew up on Cousteau... I get the humour. Bowie in Brazilian Portuguese....awesome..... I need a blu-ray of this!!! when will it come???
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5.0 out of 5 stars Parfait Dec 21 2012
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Le dvd était en parfait état, tel que décrit. Je suis très satisfaite. Il est arrivé rapidement et était très bien emballé.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bill Murray still very funny Oct. 17 2012
By dsetso
Very funny bill, would tell everyone to watch. Is one of my favorate movies.......non stop laughs all the way through. Very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who Doesn't Love Steve Zizu Jan. 19 2011
By Mike
Great flick of course and the Criterion Edition is loaded with lots of extra features that definitely make it worthwhile!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny Jan. 8 2009
By Dobrin
If you don't know anything about this film, please realize that you aren't going to laugh like you might have in Meet the Parents or Old School. It isn't that kind of movie. It's a lot like The Royal Tenenbaums (Widescreen) [Criterion Collection] so, if you liked that film, this one is a good fit for you. I found the story pretty creative and fun to see what came of it, but I didn't have expectations of things being realistic or easy to follow. I also think the acting in this movie is terrific.
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By Virus
This is a brilliant comedy. The problem is that the comedy is subtle, or relies on you paying attention to previous seemingly mundane scenes.

I can definitely see how some people would find this film boring. It's not the typical slapstick comedy that comes out every 4 months. The comedy in this flim relies mostly on portraying the ridiculous character of Steve Zissou and his equally oddball crew. You'll see Bill Murray delivering brilliantly witty lines, as well as a couple of memorable sight gags. You can't really rate the acting in this movie, since all the characters are over the top.

Typical comedy of this film...scenes are occasionally interluded with a guitar player strumming out tunes. It might take a few songs before you realize he's playing David Bowie songs in Portugese.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome super cool April 4 2006
By Butters
This movie is fun and cool. It is also really sweet and sometimes sad. That's all you need to know.
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