The pause and total silence after they record No Hard Feelings for the first time always gives me goosebumps. That is a time when the documentarian knew to get out of the way and let the story be told organically.
The positives: Bill Murray is great, Owen Wilson quietly gives one of his best performances and Willem Dafoe steals the freaking movie.
The problems: I don’t feel the movie gels as a whole, there are moments that work but it’s a scene here and there and a moment at different times. I didn’t like this movie at all when I first watched and tried it again today after 15 or so years and appreciate much more but still does not reach the heights of Anderson’s previous or some of his future films.