The Darjeeling Limited
In the wake of their father's death, three brothers (Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman) embark on a steam-engine journey across India aboard the Darjeeling Limited and attempt to reconnect after years of physical and emotional distance. The trip also opens up old wounds and proves that the base instincts of sibling rivalry can never be completely erased. Natalie Portman and Anjelica Huston co-star in this Wes Anderson dramedy.
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- Wes Anderson
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, like most Wes Anderson films, this quirky comedy deals with emotional baggage and relationships, which will probably bore younger teens (despite the presence of Wedding Crashers star Owen Wilson). The three protagonist brothers drink and share a love of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. There's a scene of peril when they try to save three young Indian boys from drowning. A dead child is shown, as is his Indian funeral fire. Suicide is briefly mentioned, and the death of a father is discussed on several occasions. There's one sex scene, although except for some passionate kissing, it's off screen. Language includes "f--k" and "s--t" but isn't incessant. Parents should also know that a short called Hotel Chevalier comes with the DVD and it contains more nudity.
- Sexual Content
- Jack and a train attendant kiss and eventually have sex (off camera). The brothers discuss whether Jack has just had sex with the woman.
- Peter and Francis wrestle on the floor until mace is sprayed in their eyes. There's a disturbing sequence in which the brothers try to save three Indian boys who are drowning. A boy dies, and Peter is hurt (he has blood on his face and clothes). As per Indian tradition, the boy is cremated by a funeral fire. Brief mention of suicide; several mentions of father's death.
- Some use of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," etc. Also the use of the insensitive phrase "Indian giving."
- Social Behavior
- The brothers take a life-changing trip to India, but they're also self-absorbed, materialistic prescription-drug junkies with serious family issues.
- Many, many scenes involving monogrammed Louis Vuitton luggage designed by Marc Jacobs.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The brothers all take a lot of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines and drink cocktails on the train. They also get in trouble for smoking in their train compartment.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it