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Bottle Rocket (Widescreen/Full Screen)

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  • Actors: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler, Haley Miller
  • Directors: Wes Anderson
  • Writers: Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson
  • Producers: Andrew Wilson, Barbara Boyle, Cynthia Hargrave, James L. Brooks, L.M. Kit Carson
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Dec 3 2002
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 196 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 0767821408
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,309 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Newcomer Owen Wilson, in a star-making performance, co-wrote the screenplay about three best friends who attempt to escape their suburban boredom through a life of crime. But these bickering, bumbling thieves are no match for the local "godfather" (James Caan) who leads them into the biggest heist of their careers. Co-starring Luke Wilson and Bob Musgrave in their film debuts.

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. Low-key Anthony (Luke Wilson) and high-strung Dignan (Owen C. Wilson--the two actors are brothers) are brought into a life of crime by Dignan's ambition to be a small-time thief. After a few amusingly laid-back trial burglaries, they (and a third buddy) find themselves over their heads when they hook up with an experienced crime boss (James Caan). Because this movie is so relentlessly deadpan, you really have to be dialed in to its brand of humor--but once there, Bottle Rocket shoots off plenty of sparks. Above all, Owen Wilson's portrayal of Dignan is a terrifically original comic creation; Dignan is so sincerely focused on his goals that he can't see how completely absurd his ideas are. Owen Wilson, who went on to supply similarly knuckle-headed performances in Armageddon and Permanent Midnight, wrote the screenplay with director Wes Anderson. --Robert Horton --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

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Format: DVD
The amazing thing about this movie is its subtlety - especially its low-key, ironic sense of humour. All three of the main characters are quirky yet enjoyable, just like the score (which was done by Mark Mothersbaugh, of Devo fame). While this film isn't the end-all of movies, the character development and interplay is very, very enjoyable. There are many moments to laugh out loud at the off-beat comments (and mumblings) of the characters, and a lot of lines that are memorable enough to be quoted again and again.
This film seems to usually illicit strong reactions from viewers, however. Either they find it extremely humorous and endearing, or they think it's boring and pointless. I think a good sense of wry, ironic humour and a touch of love for the slightly off-beat helps a lot. A love of character-driven films and slacker films wouldn't hurt either (i.e., this isn't for people with short attention spans and the need to always be excited).
In my opinion, this is a movie that everyone should give two chances - if you just don't get it the first time, try again. It just might click, and you'll be better off for it.
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One of the greatest, funniest movies of all time. For twenty-somethings it may change your life. The review above that claimed that you may not like this if "tommy boy" is your idea of funny (and i love tommy boy) was dead on. High browish humor, very subtle and understated. Ok here is one of the greatest lines ever: (forgive me if not verbatum, haven't seen the movie in a couple months) "One morning, over at elizabeth's beach house, she asked me if i'd rather go water skiing or lay out. And i realized that not only did I not want to answer THAT question, i never wanted to answer another water sports question, or see any of these people again for the rest of my life". The movie really doesn't have much of a plot (aimless "slacker-types" have nothing to do so they decide to try out being thieves, rob a library, flee town, fall in love, get beat up by mexican locals, team up w/ james caan on a ridiculous and doomed heist...). Amazing soundtrack, amazing acting,...I really can't say enough great things about this work of brilliance. Watch it twice (although chances are you won't stop there)
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Format: DVD
The combination of Wes Andersen and Owen Wilson has proved to be a formula for success. Artistic success of a unique sort, these two have provided us with a taste of what modern filmmaking can do. Colorful, imaginative, and funny, Bottle Rocket is the first in a series that brought us the splendid Rushmore and Royal Tenenbaums.
The movie plays a bit like an inside joke, though it is a joke that welcomes you in. If you let yourself into the circle you'll find yourself rewarded with a terrific viewing experience.
The plot itself is described as "resovoir geeks" which is accurate. It borrows nothing from Resovoir Dogs, however, but the premise of being a heist movie. Though to call this a heist movie in the traditional sense, would be silly. Our characters here have no idea how to pull a REAL crime, instead robbing a bookstore and even running practice jobs on one characters parents home.
Ultimately this movie is about friendship and cameraderie, and all of the strange ways we try to fit in. Definitely worth seeing.
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Format: DVD
Bottle're potential new favorite movie, GO!!!
Bottle Rocket is the best movie I've seen in a long time. If you're a Royal Tenenbaums fan, this movie is a must-see. If you were cool to Tenenbaums, I still think you'll like it. It's a simple, well-written story with great characters and performances from the Wilson brothers...
A quick synopsis: Dignan (Owen Wilson) and his buddy Anthony (Luke Wilson), fresh out of a voluntary nuthouse, team up to try and make crime pay. With the help of their friend Bob, assigned the job of getaway driver since he's the only guy they know with a car, they pursue a life of crime. James Caan plays big-time crime boss, Mr. Henry, who Dignan is desperately trying to impress in hopes that he too might become a big time player. From a mall bookstore to Hinkley Cold Storage, the story weaves the characters in and out of silly, yet believable adventures that makes the movie "a DELIGHT" to watch!!
It's one of those movies that if you see a second (or third) time, you pick up on jokes you missed the first time through. So buy/rent this movie, invite some friends over, and get ready for some laughs. I've made all my friends/family watch it and haven't heard a complaint yet. Enjoy!!
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Format: DVD
"Bottle Rocket" lacks the focus and maturity of Wes Anderson's two later films, "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums", but it is nonetheless a satisfying and often very funny film. Based on a short film that director/co-writer Anderson made in 1994, "Bottle Rocket" tells the story of three 20-somethings who aspire to be thieves.
The comparison to "Reservoir Dogs" that appears on the cover is without basis, in my opinion. There is little grit or darkness to Wes's film. There's next-to-nothing in the way of violence or true obscenity (the things that often turn me off to Tarantino's films). It's colorful and bouncy, which is a good way to describe Dignan, the offbeat character played by co-writer Owen Wilson. It's the finest comedy work I've seen from Owen.
It's also (along with "Tenenbaums") the best performance I've seen from his brother Luke, who plays the protagonist Anthony. Luke's performance is subdued and also, very funny. The brothers have great chemistry together, and are able to make each other's performance more entertaining.
Robert Musgrave rounds out the trio and gives a delightfully quirky performance as the awkward one who endures constant abuse from his brother. He cements his place in the group simply because he is the one who has the car. James Caan and Wes Anderson regular Kumar Pallana also deliver energy and comedy in their supporting roles.
"Bottle Rocket" is a wise film, and it makes a nice companion to the two aforementioned Wes Anderson films that everyone has seen. It is wise, fast-moving and extremely funny, although certainly not to everyone's tastes.
The DVD from Columbia/TriStar is completely featureless (not even a trailer), but it displays the film's colorful palette with a crispness and fidelity that is most satisfying.
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