Wacky, whimsical. It's Wednesday, folks and I've got a director, Wes Anderson, film to review. The French Dispatch is weird (in a good way). The man has a unique style and this one checks off his quirks.
1. Cast of a heck of a lot - Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Timothee Chalamet, Adrian Brody, and more
2. Bright colors and vivid sets
3. Animation sequence
4. Words. There are a lot of words spoken and many hilarious throwaway lines. The script is superb
5. Vignettes. He likes small stories that all pull together to one big theme. I like these small stories that feature so many great actors and so many little moments.
I came home and told Ray, "You would have hated this." And that's okay. With a Wes Anderson film, you have to know what you are going in to see and you have to be in a mood for some wacky.
That sums me up on a Sunday morning five dollar matinee. And there you go for some whimsy, quirky, and Wednesday whatever.