Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hare-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry. With the help of their pathetic neighbor and pal Bob, Anthony and Dignan pull a job and hit the road, where Anthony finds love with motel maid Inez. When our boys finally hook up with Mr. Henry, the ensuing escapade turns out to be far from what anyone expected. Written by
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The room Dignan and the boys stay in is a non-smoking room, there is a big white sign on the door. After Dignan is beaten up and they're back in the room, Inez leaves and you see the sign on the door. Anthony leaves a second later, and the sign is gone. See more »
Hey, Dr Nichols, I was just coming down to say goodbye...
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I wouldn't even compare this film to WAs other films, if I didn't do the same thing, (being that I watch them over and over sequentially after seeing them initially). That is the problem with great suspense films or "twist ending" dramas, once you get the secret, there's no point reliving the moment.
Wes Anderson has formulated a secret of knowing exactly when to have his characters move, speak, and live through his camera, that I could watch a thousand times. Bottle Rocket was an explosion of talent and ingenuity that lit the fuse with a wonderful script compilation by film newcomers, Wes and Owen.
It's the little lines like "you're the zero out in the car" that just make you stop and review what you're watching. Bottle Rocket is like watching your least favorite aunt get slapped in the face with a fish. Right?
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