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R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned (Owen Wilson), a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane (Cate Blanchett), a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou's past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston).

Cast: Bill Murray , Owen Wilson , Cate Blanchett , Anjelica Huston , Willem Dafoe , Jeff Goldblum , Michael Gambon , Bud Cort

Director: Wes Anderson

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Release Date: December 10th, 2004|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • Wilson drops the ironic smirk to give a sincerely affecting performance. His scenes with Murray provide the ballast when the script veers off into unconvincing pirate attacks and animated sea creatures. show more

  • It's almost a great movie. For half of its running time, Anderson maintains a distinct and arresting tone of vague absurdity, and then he loses control and the film begins to dip into silliness. Individual scenes become labored. Yet even at its worst, The Life Aquatic is always interesting -- there's really nothing else like it. show more

  • Nothing but attitude. show more

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