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22nd Mar '13 9:36:37 AM Boxen
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''The Darjeeling Limited'' is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by WesAnderson and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The movie follows American brothers, Francis, Peter, and Jack Whitman, who haven't seen each other for a year, since their father's funeral. The brothers eventually meet up in a train that travels through India, which is named "The Darjeeling Limited". In the end, the journey should add up to a reunion with their mother, who conducts an abbey in India. The movie follows the antics and misadventures of the three brothers as they go on a cross-country trip on the Darjeeling Limited.
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Tropes associated with this work:

* {{Bookends}}: The ending scene of the three brothers catching a train mirrors the opening.
* TheCameo: Bill Murray has an appearance at the start of this movie as a businessman chasing down the titular train. He comes back briefly as part of a montage at the end.
** Natalie Portman can also count, seeing as she only appears in the actual film for about three seconds, despite being featured in "Hotel Chevalier."
* DidYouJustHaveSex:
-->'''Francis:''' "[{{Beat}}] Did you just fuck that Indian girl?"
* DysfunctionalFamily
* FlashBackEcho: The mechanic scene / the funeral
* {{Gaslighting}}: Mentioned.
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts
* LivingMacGuffin: The boys' mother.
* MeaningfulFuneral: Two funerals feature in the storyline. One is talked about retrospectively, and while the audience does not see it, it is an important moment in the backstory. The other funeral ''is'' seen and represents a major turning point in the plot.
* MissingMom
* MostWritersAreWriters: As is Jack.
* OrangeBlueContrast
* PetTheDog: One of the train personnel catches a cobra aboard the train, and says he's going to kill it. [[spoiler: Later, we see him, apparently keeping the snake as a pet]]
* TheReveal: Francis spends most of film with his head wrapped up in bandages, he tells Peter and Jack it's because he crashed his motorcycle. Near the end of the film he reveals [[spoiler: that he did it on purpose.]]
* RoadMovie
* RomanAClef: [[ConversationalTroping Conversed]]
-->'''Peter:''' "Well, I'm not crazy about the part where I start screaming at the mechanic. That never happened."
-->'''Jack:''' "The characters are all fictional."
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The three brothers leaving behind their father's baggage to catch the train.
** Francis: "I guess I still got some healing to do."

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''The Darjeeling Limited'' is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by WesAnderson and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The movie follows American brothers, Francis, Peter, and Jack Whitman, who haven't seen each other for a year, since their father's funeral. The brothers eventually meet up in a train that travels through India, which is named "The Darjeeling Limited". In the end, the journey should add up to a reunion with their mother, who conducts an abbey in India. The movie follows the antics and misadventures of the three brothers as they go on a cross-country trip on the Darjeeling Limited.
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Tropes associated with this work:

* {{Bookends}}: The ending scene of the three brothers catching a train mirrors the opening.
* TheCameo: Bill Murray has an appearance at the start of this movie as a businessman chasing down the titular train. He comes back briefly as part of a montage at the end.
** Natalie Portman can also count, seeing as she only appears in the actual film for about three seconds, despite being featured in "Hotel Chevalier."
* DidYouJustHaveSex:
-->'''Francis:''' "[{{Beat}}] Did you just fuck that Indian girl?"
* DysfunctionalFamily
* FlashBackEcho: The mechanic scene / the funeral
* {{Gaslighting}}: Mentioned.
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts
* LivingMacGuffin: The boys' mother.
* MeaningfulFuneral: Two funerals feature in the storyline. One is talked about retrospectively, and while the audience does not see it, it is an important moment in the backstory. The other funeral ''is'' seen and represents a major turning point in the plot.
* MissingMom
* MostWritersAreWriters: As is Jack.
* OrangeBlueContrast
* PetTheDog: One of the train personnel catches a cobra aboard the train, and says he's going to kill it. [[spoiler: Later, we see him, apparently keeping the snake as a pet]]
* TheReveal: Francis spends most of film with his head wrapped up in bandages, he tells Peter and Jack it's because he crashed his motorcycle. Near the end of the film he reveals [[spoiler: that he did it on purpose.]]
* RoadMovie
* RomanAClef: [[ConversationalTroping Conversed]]
-->'''Peter:''' "Well, I'm not crazy about the part where I start screaming at the mechanic. That never happened."
-->'''Jack:''' "The characters are all fictional."
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The three brothers leaving behind their father's baggage to catch the train.
** Francis: "I guess I still got some healing to do."
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4th Jan '13 4:45:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* EveryoneRemembersTheStripper: Natalie Portman shot her first nude scene for the companion piece to this film, ''Hotel Chevalier''. She was so disappointed that "half of every review" was about the nudity that she hasn't done any nude scenes since.
2nd Oct '12 9:07:54 AM KrautMick
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* TheReveal: Francis spends most of film with his head wrapped up in bandages, he tells Peter and Jack it because he crashed his motorcycle. Near the end of the film he reveals [[spoiler: that he did it on purpose.]]

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* TheReveal: Francis spends most of film with his head wrapped up in bandages, he tells Peter and Jack it it's because he crashed his motorcycle. Near the end of the film he reveals [[spoiler: that he did it on purpose.]]
26th Sep '12 12:03:50 AM Wyvern76
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* OrangeBlueContrast
6th Sep '12 3:18:29 AM MadanEccles19
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Added DiffLines:

* TheReveal: Francis spends most of film with his head wrapped up in bandages, he tells Peter and Jack it because he crashed his motorcycle. Near the end of the film he reveals [[spoiler: that he did it on purpose.]]
21st Jun '12 10:14:12 AM rjthompson
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** Natalie Portman can also count, seeing as she only appears in the actual film for about three seconds, despite being featured in "Hotel Chevalier."


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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The three brothers leaving behind their father's baggage to catch the train.
** Francis: "I guess I still got some healing to do."
25th May '12 1:46:31 AM Aquila89
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* EveryoneRemembersTheStripper: Natalie Portman shot her first nude scene for the companion piece to this film, ''Hotel Chevalier''.

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* EveryoneRemembersTheStripper: Natalie Portman shot her first nude scene for the companion piece to this film, ''Hotel Chevalier''. She was so disappointed that "half of every review" was about the nudity that she hasn't done any nude scenes since.
13th Apr '12 7:31:47 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[ThePianist Wladyslaw Szpilman]], [[{{Zoolander}} Hansel]], and [[IHeartHuckabees Albert Markovski]] are three brothers on a train trip-slash-spiritual journey.
2nd Jan '12 5:06:15 AM codywalton
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-->'''Francis:''' "[pause] Did you just fuck that Indian girl?"

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-->'''Francis:''' "[pause] "[{{Beat}}] Did you just fuck that Indian girl?"
30th Dec '11 9:11:46 AM Jhimmibhob
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''The Darjeeling Limited'' is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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''The Darjeeling Limited'' is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson WesAnderson and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
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