BOTTLE ROCKET marks the auspicious feature debut of director Wes Anderson. This lightweight road picture about a group of inept thieves has an uneven beginning but ends up charming and satisfying.
In Austin, Texas, Dignan (Owen Wilson) and Anthony (Luke Wilson) help each other escape from the mental institution in which they have been convalescing for some time. Back in their hometown, the duo enlist their friend Bob (Robert Musgrave) in a scheme to hold up a neighborhood bookstore.
After some group in-fighting, Dignan, Anthony and Bob carry out their crime and run away with the money. Later, on the road, they stop off at a motel to rest. During their stay, A...