The Grand Budapest Hotel

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

18 Apr 14

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Typically stylish and incredibly funny. Wes Anderson's idiosyncratic screwball comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a blast. The story starts with F. Murray Abraham telling Jude Law his adventures as the Grand Budapest lobby boy. Ralph Fiennes plays Monsieur Gustave, the charming owner of the Grand Budapest Hotel. He seduces the elder female guests of the hotel. After the death of his lover Madame D., played by Tilda Swinton disguised as an ancient woman, Gustave is left with the masterpiece painting, Boy With Apple. Ralph Fiennes gives one of the most amazing performances of his career. He's absolutely hilarious. Tony Revolori is very good as Zero Moustafa, the Grand Budapest Hotel lobby boy, mentored by Gustave. I could go on about the great performance. Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Adrian Brody, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray. The colourful sets Wes Anderson uses are meticulously detailed. The snowy mountain ski chase sequence is shot stylishly in stop-motion. While this amazingly awesome movie is super fun, it's surprisingly sad and melancholy. The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson's greatest film yet.
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