The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

D: Wes Anderson
Touchstone/American Empirical (Wes Anderson, Barry Mendel & Scott Rudin)     
US 2004
114 mins


W: Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach
DP: Robert Yeoman
Ed: David Moritz
Mus: Mark Mothersbaugh
PD: Mark Friedberg
Cos: Milena Canonero

Bill Murray (Steve Zuspiel), Owen Wilson (Ned Plimpton / Kingsley Zissou), Cate Blanchett (Jane Winslett-Richardson), Anjelica Huston (Eleanor Zissou), Willem Dafoe (Klaus Daimler), Jeff Goldblum (Alistair Hennessey)

An oceanic documentarian goes on a search for a mythical creature that killed his friend with a group of offbeat crew members, including his long-lost son.
Wes Anderson's style is a very eccentric mix between Woody Allen, The Coen Brothers & Mel Brooks (when he was funny).  This gets it's brilliance from quirky characters and dialogue and subtle comic performances, especially from Bill Murray, who can do no wrong in my eyes. 
Probably not for everyone's comedy tastes, but highly enjoyable for those who like Anderson's other movies.

Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou