R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A February 2020 New Yorker piece outlined some of the characters, subjects, and situations depicted in this movie, along with the corresponding New Yorker articles, subjects, and writers that Wes Anderson referenced. These include: Arthur Howitzer, Jr. (Bill Murray), inspired by the New Yorker's founding editor Harold Ross. Herbsaint Sazerac (Owen Wilson), inspired by writer Joseph Mitchell. Julian Cadazio (Adrien Brody), inspired by Lord Duveen, the subject of a 1951 six-part New Yorker profile by S. N. Behrman. Roebuck Wright (Jeffrey Wright), inspired by James Baldwin and A.J. Liebling, who were New Yorker contributors over the years. Lucinda Krementz (Frances McDormand), inspired by Mavis Gallant, who wrote a two-part 1968 piece on the student uprisings in France. This character also shares a last name with Jill Krementz, a photographer whose work has often appeared in the New Yorker (and who is the widow of author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.).
The kids did this, obliterated a thousand years of Republican authority in less than a fortnight. What do they want? Freedom. Full stop.