Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: A magically romantic story of childhood love.
Brigette: Two young social misfits find acceptance in each other.
Any particular reason for choosing this film?
Pete: I’ve wanted to watch it since it was nominated for an Oscar.
Pete & Brigette: Wes Anderson film
What did you think of the poster and/or credit art?
Pete: There are so many posters, but I think this one is totally awesome.
Brigette: I got a real thrill out of the way the end credits moved like curtains and the font was so charming.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Sam because he knew what he wanted and always had a plan.
Brigette: Captain Sharp because he had a big heart.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: “Social Services” because she was determined to do everything by the book.
Brigette: Walt Bishop because he was the only character with no redeeming value.
How was the casting?
Pete: Just brilliant. I think the younger actors were particularly excellent.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: I was fascinated from the opening scene and it became increasingly interesting for me.
Brigette: It was immediately mesmerizing.
Pete & Brigette: “I love you but you don’t know what you’re talking about.” – Sam to Suzy
How was the soundtrack?
Brigette: Well suited. You can listen to it for yourself, we’ve added it to Grooveshark.
Would you watch it again?
Pete: In a heartbeat.
Brigette: I will watch this every time I feel blue in winter.
Have you watched other Wes Anderson films?
Pete: I love most of Wes Anderson’s films, although some of them can leave me feeling flat or empty, this one was uplifting.
Brigette: I’ve seen The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Express which were not even as close to perfection as this film.
How was the ending?
Brigette: The sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Love knows no boundaries.
Brigette: There is someone out there for everyone.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who appreciates a good Wes Anderson film, anyone who had a childhood love or anyone who was a boy scout.
Brigette: Anyone who has ever felt alone and misunderstood in this world.
Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty)
Recipe: Campfire fish
Brigette: All of Sam’s (aka Asher Liftin’s) artwork was great in this film, but this one was my favorite.
Who was the first person to love the real you, warts and all?