Bottle Rocket (1996) - dir. Wes Anderson
As impressive a debut as you’ll see from any independent filmmaker. It’s the least involving of Anderson’s pictures, and probably the saddest as well. The filmmaker’s quirks are there, the style is all here, and so are the Wilsons. Bottle Rocket is the only of Anderson’s films to contain more than just a few downer moments. But what it lacks in comedic genius, it makes up for with vibrancies and spunk.