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Directed by Wes Anderson

United States 2007 91 mins.

Anderson continues his examination of modern family dynamics in this tale of three brothers, Francis, Jack, and Peter (Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, and Adrien Brody), on a rail-bound spiritual journey through the heart of India following the death of their father. Francis, the eldest and most alpha-type, plans the trip, telling Jack and Peter that they need to reconnect. However, the trip is really a pilgrimage to see their estranged mother (Anjelica Huston), who has been living in a remote monastery for several years. While at first it’s clear that the three fail to see eye-to-eye on almost every issue, the tumultuous voyage brings out their love for each other, despite their flaws, which not so coincidentally seem built from the detritus of their parents’ relationship.