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Francis Whitman, following his brush with death, drags the two younger brothers he hasn’t spoken with in a year to India for a reunion journey – one that he intends, perhaps against all better judgment, to bring a much-needed spiritual awakening to their family relations.
Comedy Drama - Like all Wes Anderson films, this is a quirky film all around, from
the dialogue, characters, and situations to the costume and set
design. The humor may be too dry and quirky for general audiences.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average ...it's an easy movie to admire but more difficult to like. Technically and thematically, there's a lot in The Darjeeling Limited to arrest the attention. Emotionally, there's a void.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good The casting of the three brothers is also a good fit. Their personalities jostle one another in a family sort of way; they're replaying old tapes.
USA TodayFull Review Good One of the film's best assets is its lack of predictability and sense of caprice and possibility. Anderson's characters tend to be eccentrics or lost souls, or both.
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Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins.