• The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Release Date: December 25th, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2005

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

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Hilarious, Offbeat, 2000s, Friendship, Revenge, Love, Wife, Witty, Emotional, Son, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Wonderfully weird and wistful adventure-comedy about a fish-out-of-water oceanographer. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The director of "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" scores his most funny-sad movie to date. show more

  • 100
    Glenn KennyPremiere

    Aquatic maintains its buoyancy throughout. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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