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"How can a train be lost? It's on rails" Welcome to The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson's fantastic film following three brothers, recently reunited following the funeral of their father. The film quickly de-rails as the brothers become increasingly annoyed at one another, clearly each very different in style and personality and cannot see eye to eye.
Wes Anderson films are fiendishly clever with a whole host of important visual cues and information helping explain more about a character or situation, so be sure to pay attention to the rest of the frame. Similarly, The Darjeeling Limited has a prequel short film that comes with the DVD called Hotel Chevalier, which while it is ultimately confusing somehow feels as though it has enriched your viewing experience.
If you're not to worried about paying loads of attention and bothering about beautifully symmetrical (and it is just gorgeous!), stay with it for the family story, which really feels so familiar with the bickering and misunderstandings, but still with some very heartwarming moments.
Ultimately this film is just beautiful inside and out and definitely worth a couple of hours of your time.
If you like The Darjeeling Limited, you might also like;

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
(Okay yes, they are all also by Wes Anderson, but come on, nothing comes close to being as pretty or as whacky as his films!)