we haven’t located us yet

<<i’m watching the darjeeling limited while writing this entry.>>

the character that endeared itself to me the most is owen wilson’s named francis. he’s an overbearing eldest brother, obsessive-compulsive—he brought his assistant to plan the daily itinerary—and he has a knack for making rules right after notable incidents.

as the movie unwinds, fragments of india seeps through, and i am speechless. to go to india is one of my dreams, and seeing bits of its culture is just tantalizing. can’t wait to smell spicy india with my own nose. soon. we’ll make it work.

francis – portrayed by owen wilson
peter – portrayed by adrien brody
jack – portrayed by jason schwartzman

here are some exchanges that are just memorable:

“is that my belt?” francis asks.
“can i borrow it?” peter asks while preparing to say his prayers.
“well, not right now. i was looking for that earlier,” francis replies.
and peter stops praying and removes the belt.
“ask first, next time,” francis advises.

incense & belt

incense & belt

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“maybe it relates to how we were raised,” peter muses.
{peter thinks that having a child by his girlfriend is pointless as he thinks he will eventually get divorced.}

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“these guys are laughing at us,” jack observes.
“i love it here. these people are beautiful,” francis says.
{how naive can you get?}

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“you don’t love me!” francis exclaims (francis and peter are beating each other up)
“yes i do!”
“i love you, too, but i’m gonna mace you in the face!” and jack covers their face with pepper spray.

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“what did he say?” jack asks.
“he said the train is lost,” peter replies
“how can a train be lost? it’s on rails,” jack says.

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“why is your head so bald?” francis asks his assistant, brandon.
“because i have alopecia,” brandon replies.
“oh, yeah. that’s like albino, right?” peter asks, matter-of-factly.
“not really.”
{this exchange was brandon’s cue to resign as francis’ assistant.}

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“what’s wrong with you?” rita asks {rita is the train stewardess that jake fucked}
“let me think about that. i’ll tell you the next time i see you,” jake answers.
“sure. tell me, then,” rita answers.

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“she’s been disappearing all our lives. we were raised to be treated like that,” francis observes about their mother
{this hits straight home}

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“i guess i still got some more healing to do,” francis says.
“you’re getting there, though,” jack assures him.

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