The Grand Budapest Hotel: Directed by Wes Anderson

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From IMDB: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

  • Director: Wes Anderson
  • Running time: 100 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • Screenplay: Wes Anderson
  • Inspired by the works of: Stefan Zweig

Review…

I promise everyone that my next post will be a book review but for now, my thoughts about my new favorite movie!

The Grand Budapest Hotel is by far Wes Anderson’s best work to date and that says a lot considering Rushmore is one of my favorite films.  Not only is the film a visual gem but the story itself is extremely heartfelt.

 
Oh how I loved the casting and every actor is absolutely brilliant, not to mention these actors are top-notch.  You’ll find no shoddy acting here.  First off, Ralph Fiennes is known for dramatic acting and I didn’t even know he could be remotely good with comedic interpretation.  Frankly, he knocked my socks off and he delivered some of the best one-liners!  And newcomer, Tony Revolori delivered a performance of veteran caliber, everyone should see this film for his deadpan alone.

Wes Anderson has the ability to create an ornate world, weaving the past and present, blurring the lines of history and fiction that I found completely spellbinding.  The wide frame shots, to the action sequences and everything in between felt like a beautiful dance, one that only Mr. Anderson can do.  I have nothing but a tremendous amount of respect for him as a filmmaker, director and screenwriter.

If I were granted a wish, it would be to see Wes in action, nothing would make me happier and here’s some b-roll for your viewing pleasure!

I won’t tell you what the movie is about exactly but I will leave you with the official trailer by Fox Searchlight.

There’s a certain wistfulness to this film but it’s also incredibly funny and charming. ;)

5stars

Comments

  1. says

    This review came at the right time when I was just looking for a good movie! For a while now, I haven’t been able to find a movie that would really set the bar high. This would I think would calm my movie craving for a while. Thanks for your review! The Grand Budapest Hotel looks great!

    • Cristina says

      Thanks for stopping by Faye!! I’m a HUGE Wes Anderson film and one that will not disappoint. Can’t wait for you to see it! ♥

  2. says

    This certainly does have an all-star cast! Thanks for sharing the trailer, its very different from the usual blockbusters so I’ll check it out :)

    And awesome movie review Christina!

  3. says

    I have been so slack about keeping up with Wes Anderson movies. I loved BOTH Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, but I don’t think I’ve seen another of his movies since. It’s ridiculous. I loved those movies like I love Baz Lurhmann movies (and I haven’t seen Gatsby either). I will catch up. It’s a pride thing now, LOL. Great review, Cristina!

    • Cristina says

      Ahhh…The Royal Tenenbaums was also good but my favorite is Rushmore and now, The Grand Budapest Hotel is at the top. Don’t even get me started on Lurhmann movies…that man is a GENIUS!! And Gatsby doesn’t disappoint at all! ;) I can’t wait for you to see them!

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