Watch: Bottle Rocket 1996 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: 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 hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.
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Gets old- and runs out of steam too early.
Even though I’m just not a Wes Anderson fan I was liking this movie at first. However it soon started to become obvious that the movie wasn’t heading anywhere and all of its ‘jokes’ and its light laid back kind of atmosphere was starting to get old and annoying after a while.
I like quirky but Wes Anderson is simply always overdoing things. He thinks it is enough to give a character a funny name and let him stare or walk. This still works for about 30 minutes (which much have been the reason I liked the shorter and earlier 1994 version of “Bottle Rocket” way better) but it starts to get old pretty soon. Especially when nothing else is really happening in its script with its story and characters.
This really disappointed me. It’s one of those movies that tries to be as simple and realistic as possible, like independent movies often tend to do. Like a random slice of life, except with the problem that it just isn’t that interesting to follow for 90 minutes long. It attempts to make even its most crazy events look realistic, which is a part of Wes Anderson his sort of comedy but I would had liked to get some more substance in this case. I just got nothing out of watching this movie.
This really feels like a movie that got made by a bunch of student buddies, who went out to shoot a movie. In some way that also really was the case with this movie actually. Wes Anderson, as well as the Owen brothers (who strangely enough don’t play brothers in this movie) were basically fresh out of school when they did this movie and it was their first full length production. In that regard you perhaps have to give some respect and credits to this movie. It paved the way for their careers and it’s also somewhat fun to see how they haven’t really deviated away from their own style, ever since.
Good for its first 30 minutes or so but after that it starts to run out of steam fast.
A brilliant comedy, and yet cleverly subdued. This portrait of small-time criminal is made masterful by the performances of Owen C. Wilson and Luke Wilson. Owen’s Dignan dreams of glory as an outlaw are almost noble. He may have his inadequacies, but at least he is determined. While Luke’s Anthony lacks that kind of determination, what he has is at least a sense of his inadequacies that Dignan lacks. But, while these two are never meant for great things, they can still achieve all their dreams if they just keep them small. Dignan is content with a life of small robberies. What he maintains is great pride for that. And Anthony find happiness in love from an unlikely woman. To find romance with the woman he does is much too quirky to have ever happened in a Hollywood movie. Yet this film plays it perfectly. And so, what makes this film so unique is that it is not so self -involved and moody like most independent films can be. And while it has a bright appeal, it is more eccentric than campy like most mainstream comedies can be. This is truly a unique comedy and I get the feeling that one day, the lines of hipness will be drawn between who has seen this movie and who hasn’t.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Wes Anderson
Writer Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson
Actors Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm