I saw “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” last night. It’s my new favorite Bill Murray/Owen Wilson/Wes Anderson movie. The entire movie maintains a very skewed view of the world, just slightly out of step with the world we live in. The only inauthentic scene, I think, is a minor one, seen in the previews, where Bill Murray is dancing to the electronic music being piped over his SCUBA helmet. I thought the computer-animated sea-life would be jarring or out of place but in context of the movie they were perfect.
Owen Wilson’s Kentucky accent comes and goes, but I think (I’m hoping) that it was deliberate.
I think the David Bowie songs, sung acoustically in Portuguese, were an especially apt touch.