In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave’s friend and protege.
Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel’s guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave’s lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder. Strange & typical dry wit of an Anderson film ensues the journey to discover the real culprit…
Colour, colour, colour! Visually, as per usual with a Wes Anderson film, it did not disappoint.
Such a beautiful story. Unique. Love lorn & dramatic. If you don’t normally watch this type of film, it’s an indie version of a Rom-Com. And such a great type of humour…
So many actors, in such great characters, it’s a fun challenge trying to recognise/ name them all!
And I NEED to know where I can get a Mendls sweet. (get in touch if you know!)
Not much I can say to fault this film. But if odd & a little bit silly aren’t your thing, then you might get bored in this one.
Needs more from Bill Murray. 😉
Its not hard to guess, I loved this film. I re read my pointers and see how one sided I seem… I cant help it!
I s’pose Wes just makes films aimed at all the things I love. Colour, attention to detail, history, variety of stories, passion, mystery, wit, humour etc etc etc…
Honestly, we all can fall in love with a particular Wes Anderson picture, there is one for all types. Grand Budapest Hotel just so happens to be my favourite. I think Tony Revolori does a remarkable job as Zero. Can you imagine how daunting it must of been for him to shine amongst so many established actors?!
Put this on the ‘must watch’ list. Even in 10,15, 20 years time this will be as charming and loveable as I have found it today.