fantastic fox

I must begin by saying that I have been waiting for this movie to come out for a LONG time. I first heard about the release about 5 years ago and I was delighted that Wes Anderson would take on such an interesting and beloved story as the Fantastic Mr. Fox. I immediately re-read the novel by Roald Dahl on a trip back East… When I found out that one of my favorite writers and directors Noah Baumbach would return to participate in the writing of the screenplay I was afraid I couldn’t wait, I was so excited! Of course with this anticipation and excitement comes great expectation… I began to get worried… How could this film live up to all my wildest dreams? Could they pull it off?

They freaking did. It was classic Wes Anderson, all the little nuances and details were so wonderful. And the writing team of Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach for me did not disappoint by any means. It was a darling novel twisted in a true Wes Anderson fashion, with a wonderful soundtrack that wrapped this film in a big giant red bow… I enjoyed every moment of this film and I cannot wait to see it again and again.

mp3:  Street Fighting ManThe Rolling Stones

Fantastic Mr. Fox Soundtrack 2009 (Abkco)


7 Responses to “The Long Awaited Fantastic Mr. Fox”

  1. Yjc on December 1st, 2009 10:02 pm

    I read a really good review for this film from one of my favorite actors and am glad to read another good review. I should check out this film asap.

    Gorgeous blog by the way!

  2. Rachel on December 2nd, 2009 11:08 am

    Thanks for stopping by. You should definitely see this film as soon as possible, you will not be disappointed. :-)

  3. pip on December 2nd, 2009 1:16 pm

    I literally loved every second of it.

  4. t-dub on December 4th, 2009 3:35 pm

    I sat with a happy little grin on my face through the whole thing.

  5. Dave on December 7th, 2009 10:40 am

    As a fan of Wes Anderson’s other films I had high hopes as well and it definitely hit the spot for me. I loved the truly inventive way of animating the film in conjunction with the awesome Anderson flavor of writing. I find it funny to think how many minutes into the film it would have been before it got an R rating if in instead of saying cuss they actually cussed. It worked perfectly to make this a kid friendly film though; excellent.

  6. Joe on December 13th, 2009 6:37 pm

    I couldn’t agree more…the movie was an absolute pleasure! I went on the first night of its release en lieu of the bar on Thanksgiving Eve. It was a wise choice and well worth the wait!

    If you get the chance, listen to Jason Schwartzman discuss the film on NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” It’s funny.

  7. Rachel on December 14th, 2009 10:38 am

    I listened to that, I loved it! I really enjoy that show and I was happy to hear Schwartzman on it. :-)

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