MEH was sadly the main feeling i could muster for this.
It really was just deadpan quirkiness a go-go, which i think is fine if there's a bit of heart or soul to it or something/someone to route for as well, but i didn't see any of that. The boy reminded me of Glen Bishop off mad men, and i ended up wanting someone to hit the Lana DelReyish girl in the face with a MASSIVE SPADE. There's lots of good people in supporting roles, but they're basically wasted (imo). And i LOVED the story, but just could not care for it in this stilted form. It's like "oh we'll just do it all in this too-cool-for-school style to hide from the fact that there's barely any jokes/substance".
I did like that Tilda Swinton's character was just called Social Services though, and that she got to wear a cape. And it's always nice to see Frances McDormand, even if she doesn't get to make an impact. The whole thing also looked quite marvellous as well , but yeah MEH on the whole. Has anyone else seen it? It's been a while since i saw a Wes Anderson, but i seem to remember enjoying them a bit more than this.