The Grand Budapest Hotel directed by Wes Anderson, is one of his best works to date. The story of a hotel it’s glory days, but wrapped in a murder mystery. Like many Wes Anderson films The Grand Budapest Hotel has extreme quirks and a sroud of oddness that hangs over the whole film. The film is riddled with amazing actors portraying various characters small and large.
The film starts with a narrater discussing the inner workings of an authors mind and how he comes up with a story.He starts with Judd Law’s character who is staying at the hotel ,which at this point is a shadow of it’s former self.
Law goes on about the odd residents of the hotel and the odd behaviors of each, when he sees and odd old man who he describes as lonely. This turns out to be Zero Mustafa, the a very rich old man who stays weeks at a time. He goes on to tell the story of Messier Gustave played by the always great Ralph Fiennes. He is the main consier at the Grand Budapest Hotel.
He goes on to train a lobby boy who is the same old man Jude Law is talking with. The owner of the hotel and ends up dying and the blame is put on Gustave. He ends up stealing a very rare painting and stashes it before he is arrested by the head investigator who is played by Edward Norton.
The end result is nothing short of amazing as is the case with most films by Anderson. This is my favorite along with Moonrise Kingdom. The frequent appearance of guest stars as minor characters is always a charming side note in Wes’s films. Bill Murray is a fellow consier,Woody Harrelson is an inmate along with harvey Kittel as a crime boss in the jail. Adrian Brody plays the evill son of the deased owner of th ehotel and hier to the Buddapest.William Defoe even shows up as a crazy hit man. Owen wilson even shows up !
I give the Grand Budapest Hotel a 9/10. It is charming ,witty, and a great film that should hold up with the likes of Anderson’s other works.
The MVP is a duel winner. First Wes Anderson. His witty and clever dialog along with the magnifenct casting of the characters makes the film.
Second is the score. It goes so well with every scene that without it the film would not be nearly as enjoyable.
The OMG moment-the whole movie ! Seeing all the random actors as characters was amazing!