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In 'Life Aquatic,' Anderson Gets a Bigger Budget

Director Wes Anderson is known for offbeat, relatively low-budget films such as Bottle Rocket and Rushmore.

His latest, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou starring Bill Murray, is a bigger film in the same vein.

Reviewer Bob Mondello says the film may leave viewers feeling lost at sea, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.