Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Bill Murray
Review: 5 stars (of five)
Wes Anderson, the creator behind Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, seems perfectly matched to author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach). His deadpan humor and sly observations about modern relationships combine with Dahl’s wild, dark imagination to create one of the most enjoyable films of 2009.
Both creators excel at entertaining while keeping the viewer slightly off-balance. This movie masters that maneuver from the start, with animation that has a stop-motion herky-jerkiness, a...