The Darjeeling Limited
I'm not even going to bother with writing any sort of review for The Darjeeling Limited, because it will invariably end up sounding like a rehashed amalgamation of all the reviews I've read so far and, most importantly, just sound bad. (Oh, and where the hell was Bill Murray!? Talk about a tease.)
I liked the film okay, I thought it was gorgeous, I liked the film.
One thing that surprised me was the soundtrack. I usually love Wes Anderson for his soundtracks. They're always really cool collections of old rock, blues, and "easy" classics with these bizarre, out of left field folk tracks, world music tunes, and all that weird stuff. I love it. The most awesome mixtapes!
Anyway, the soundtrack for The Darjeeeling Limited is sort of not as fulfilling as I'd hoped it'd be. The first tune, "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" by Peter Sarstedt was featured in Hotel Chavalier, the freebie thirteen-minute short that Anderson wound up sticking to the beginning of the feature. It's fine, it's a Wes song, and I like how it pops up throughout the entire film.
After that, I lose interest pretty quick (that's not to say that I lost) interest during the film) just because 90% of the songs are Indian folk pieces, and -- sorry -- I don't really care to have a compilation of all Satyajit Ray's hits. I do like the Kinks songs, I love how there's a Debussy song (could care less about Beethoven's Seventh again), and yeah, I dig the Rolling Stones. Grab my favorites below.
the Kinks - Powerman
the Kinks - This Time Tomorrow
Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque: 3. Clair De Lune