Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Welcome to the place where you can enjoy what matters most in life: laughter, love and adventure. A place where the most important thing is you. A place where anything can and will happen. Welcome to The Grand Budapest Hotel: An intimate and charming retreat with supreme comfort and guest-themed hospitality.
There are a diverse number of people that guests will meet during their stay at The Grand Budapest Hotel. The friendly staff is led by concierge M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), his trusty sidekick and Lobby Boy, Zero (Tony Revolori), the hotel’s baker and Zero’s girlfriend Agatha (Saoirse Ronan), and at some point in the timeline, M. Jean (Jason Schwartzman). If guests get in any trouble while on vacation, Ludwig (Harvey Keitel) and his sidekicks will bail you out. If guests need a lawyer, look no further than Deputy Kovacs (the always marvelous Jeff Goldblum); and of course, the hotel management will always have your back, including M. Ivan (Bill Murray), M. Chuck (Owen Wilson) and more. I am leaving out a lot of names for the purpose of awe, and to reserve some surprises for when you visit The Grand Budapest Hotel.
We promised an adventure, and we deliver! The Grand Budapest Hotel all started in 1932 with the death of its greatest guest, Madame D. (Tilda Swinton). We won’t beat around the bush here — being her lover, Gustave is wrongly accused of murdering her by her money-hungry black sheep son, Dmitri (Adrien Brody). Whether it be in jail or on the run, hot on his trail is good-guy cop Henchels (Edward Norton) and the vicious Jopling (Willem Dafoe), a cat-throwing henchman working for Dmitri. Along the journey to clear his name, Gustave and Zero meet a handful of wacky characters — some work to help him, some to try and kill him!
Exciting, huh? In addition to a great adventure, guests will gaze with wonder and awe at the endearing design by the prolific creator, Wes Anderson. Known for building beautiful sets, Anderson creates his second masterpiece (first being The Royal Tenenbaums, for the curious) with an anything-can-and-will-happen story built on top of colorful and gorgeous set pieces. Combined with the terrific ensemble of vibrant characters guests will meet at The Grand Budapest Hotel, this work of art is flawless.
You will laugh harder than you ever have at a Wes Anderson film and will enjoy all the adventures you see while visiting this five-star hotel — the charm cranks to a new level of appreciation in every movie he makes. Even if you’re not an Anderson fan(atic), The Grand Budapest Hotel is worth worth the price of the journey
Posted on March 13, 2014 in Reviews by Chase Whale
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