Bottle Rocket (1994)
Bottle Rocket is a 1994 short film by director Wes Anderson. Originally intended to be a feature-length effort, finances ran out during shooting and Anderson was forced to cut it as a short. It stars both Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson.
A simple movie that went far beyond what could have been expected. I have been fascinated with Wes Anderson ever since. The Wilson brothers shocked me in that they were so easy going through the whole film. Never before have I been so intrigued about a movie that involved so little detail, which in itself proves there was great detail and a great effort in keeping the detail. The laughs are there, but it’s no Happy Gilmore. That’s a big reason why I like it. I would recommend this film to anyone who is quirky and who likes to see a young, raw Owen Wilson. Wes Anderson has gone on to make other wonderful pieces of filmery, but you gotta love his first effort purely for its simplicity.