With the advent of Wes Anderson’s latest entry into his compendium of eight—the movie Moonrise Kingdom, out in New York and Las Angeles Friday—there’s enough of a catalog to ensure that there’s one for each of us. So, what’s your favorite Wes Anderson film? You would be amazed at what your preferences say about who you are, at least according to this entirely unscientific but completely authoritative exploration.
Bottle Rocket (1996)
You are a man of a certain age. You may have dated Jen. You enjoy pot smoking, boozing, and hanging out on your eclectically designed (velvet, round, sporadically cushioned) couch. You wouldn’t call yourself a hipster, exactly, but you enjoy things that are not of the mainstream, things that you can presume to have discovered yourself and kept as your own special private secrets and used to impress the girls or boys (but probably mostly girls) you invite over to watch movies on your strange couch. Occasionally you are permeated with a sense of melancholy, but you shake it off, you shake it off, man. You love the Wilsons in equal measures. The buddy movie will forever hold you in its thrall. And why shouldn’t it? (You will never grow up.) You’re totally a dog guy. Cats, whoa, they freak you out. Unless you’re stoned.