well this is my new favorite picture ever.
Dignan is also the single greatest character Wes and Owen created together. One of my favourite movie characters ever, in fact.
I know it’s not the popular choice, but Bottle Rocket is probably my favourite Wes Anderson movie. There’s just something about those three characters and the “small-town kids dream big” plot that always strikes a chord with me. It’s much more subtle and gentler than Anderson’s other movies too (which isn’t to say I prefer that approach overall) which makes it a really fun and laid back film to re-visit over and over. I always notice new things in this one on every rewatch too. The observations and dialogue are just so sharp and accute. A warm and loving little film with a huge heart.
I really wish Owen and Wes would write another movie together. Wes’ work just hasn’t quite been the same since he lost his co-writer.