THEY’RE NOT REALLY CRIMINALS, BUT EVERYBODY’S GOT TO HAVE A DREAM.
Along with their neighbor Bob Mapplethorpe (Robert Musgrave), best friends Dignan and Anthony (Owen and Luke Wilson) decide to form a gang and embark on a career in crime. For their first feature film, director Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson expanded the story of an earlier short. Fans of their later work will recognize the personal selection of songs on the soundtrack and the idea that the conversations and quirky events of the journey are more important than the actual goal. Owen Wilson’s charm is obvious already in this film. Amusing stuff; James Caan must have had fun.
1996-U.S. 95 min. Color. Directed by Wes Anderson. Screenplay: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson. Cast: Owen Wilson (Dignan), Luke Wilson (Anthony Adams), Robert Musgrave (Bob Mapplethorpe), Andrew Wilson, Lumi Cavazos, James Caan… Leslie Mann.