You want a new Wes Anderson short film, right? Of course you do. Why wouldn’t you, especially when it involves Christmas, trains and Adrien Brody vested with a conductor hat and mustache on his person? Well, there’s no reason to keep you waiting. Thanks to the fine people over at H&M, we’ve been gifted early this holiday season. Audiences get the chance to see a brief, if never-less-than-joyous and quite marvelous, sliver of what the American auteur does best. After this tumultuous year, it’s not only the present we needed; it’s the gift we deserved to receive.
Entitled Come Together, it follows a train conductor (Brody) forced to come up with a makeshift holiday brunch when their train is delayed 11 1/2 hours from its planned destination. At a little less than four minutes, it’s silly to go into extensive detail here. Like most Anderson productions, it’s best to absorb it all in the moment, relishing in its minutiae details and always-exquisite attention to detail. There’s only one Wes Anderson for a reason. Much like his memorable American Express commercial from nearly 12 years ago, it’s undoubtably from his unique vision. The results are as warm, inviting, friendly and bristling with wit and care as per usual from Anderson.
Come Together was put together while Anderson is hard at work on his latest feature film, another stop-motion animated project featuring the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban and, of course, Bill Murray. The untitled feature, supposedly centered around dogs, will come in 2018.
So please, after delaying you for far too long, please check out the short below. Of course, don’t be afraid let us know what you think in the comment section below.