As a self-proclaimed Wes Anderson junkie, I'm happy to report that the director celebrates his 44th birthday today. His latest film was last year's Moonrise Kingdom, a camp-themed coming-of-age film with all the recognizable Wes-isms fans of the director love, and the young star-crossed lovers at the center of the sweet story really just melt your heart. Set in the '60s on a New England island, the film follows Suzy and Sam, troubled preteens who write love letters to each other before deciding to run away together.
Wes's films always incorporate a romantic coupling, exes, or a love triangle, and the characters involved are usually full of witty advice and observations on relationships. So until we see who's paired up in his 2014 film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, let's look back at the couples and ex-couples from Wes movies along with their lines on love's redeeming, disappointing, and confusing qualities.