And Another Thing About Life Aquatic:

Bill Murray was all wrong for the part. There is a youthful, immature
persistence and idealism and insecurity in most Wes Anderson heroes and
that just doesn’t work for the weary, wise, wise-cracking persona that
is Bill Murray. To see him curled up in a ball on the street whining
that even though people who insult you are just jealous, it still
hurts, is offensive to that persona. A real Bill Murray character would
kick his own ass if he were the protagonist in The Life Aquatic.

3 Responses to “And Another Thing About Life Aquatic:”

  1. Lisa
    January 5th, 2005 | 11:54 am

    i was going to wait ’til this weekend to see this one, but i think tonight is the night… more after i see it

  2. Chuck
    January 7th, 2005 | 11:28 am

    I had a similar reaction to Murray. He didn’t seem to fit the part. Then again, I thought Murray’s casting in “Tenenbaums” was strange, too.

  3. Gregory Ricci
    January 23rd, 2005 | 4:27 am

    Have you seen him in “Coffee and Cigarettes”? That’s a good look at his backbone. He’s a real jellyfish, but that ain’t bad.