I've never been able to understand why anyone would want to waste 2 hours or less watching Wes Anderson's messy, ridiculously silly movies. I think he aspires to blend philosophy (though I cannot pinpoint what type) with the madcap comedies of the 1930s, mix in some obtuse dialogue and call it a serious film. I have never liked one of them, though I've seen them all -- always hoping one will have an acceptable plot. His movies remind me Robert Altman films of the 70s. Yes, there were a couple good ones, but most were like Brewster McCloud -- obtuse to a fault and challenged by poor sound quality, confusing plot lines, improvised dialogue and bad direction. Critics loved Altman, until weak box office receipts spoke louder than misplaced praise.