If you've been missing Wes Anderson lately, well..I'm sure you've been waiting in line to see this film. Of course, he might not be everybody's storyteller, but he can create some really unique characters. It was great to see Ralph Feinnes in his finest as the lead character Gustave H. Also we were introduced to Tony Revolori as the loyal friend and lobby boy, Zero.
It is a tale of a forgotten time. Perhaps even a forgotten world between wars. It might be a bit complicated to follow at first, a story within a story, yet you will suffice as you become intrigued of these lives and how they were full of life in one central location..The Grand Budapest Hotel. The hotel in its self has almost THE SHINING FEEL to it, but you won't find horror here. Except a few ghosts might remain, just how someone obtained the place.
Naturally, some of Anderson's favorites are in this film. Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Waris Ahluwalia and of course, Billy Murray and a few others that I know you will recognize from his other films.
|(Saoirse Ronan) Agatha at Mendl's|
As I was hoping, the story to The Grand Budapest Hotel is very original and unique, some may even say strange. And as the movie goes on, the story only gets wilder and wilder. The film is often very hilarious, with some seriously funny dark humour thrown in there as well. Characters are extremely well written, with the bond between Gustave and Zero being the backbone of the whole movie as it's so well written.-edgereviws
I really found the tale and interaction of the characters so fun and of course enlightening. I always enjoy Anderson's work. If you ready for something quirky that just might give you a smile, you might enjoy this one. Its based on a Stefan Zweig story that was written a long time ago.
STORYLINE: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts 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. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.