Review of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Moving picture, 119 minutes

Steve Zissou is past 50 and still making documentaries about marine life. His crew is ragtag, his equipment terrible, his investors backing away, and his best friend bitten to death. His new friend could be his only son though.

Very relaxed, mythically absurd comic adventure and drama on an alternate ocean. Absolutely enthralling blend of Moby-Dick (1851), the life of Cousteau and campy fantasy. Beats Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) as the finest Western yurui comedy of the decade.

References here: Pirate Radio (2009).

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