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The Grand Budapest Hotel

14 Feb

MV5BMzM5NjUxOTEyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjEyMDM0MDE@._V1_SX214_AL_Nominations: Best Picture, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing (Wes Anderson), Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score (Alexandre Desplat), Production Design, and Original Screenplay (Wes Anderson)

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (IMDb)

I’ve seen a chunk of Wes Anderson’s movies, but I think this is by far my favorite. It’s big and bold, it’s funny and dark at the same time, and having an all-star cast doesn’t hurt either. Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave is absolutely wonderful, I’m actually quite sad he didn’t get an Oscar nomination. I also really liked Adrien Brody as the guy out for Gustave, and Willem Dafoe as Brody’s henchman. I could honestly go on about the cast for awhile, because no one gives a bad performance. Anderson’s movies have this ability that make you say “what?” out loud as things are happening, but then totally accepting the absurdity of this worlds as if they are normal. I also really liked the movement through time from the 30s, to the 60s, and then stopping very briefly in the 80s and lastly what we assume is today. I can’t get enough of this movie.

9/10

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3 Comments

Posted by on February 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “The Grand Budapest Hotel

  1. jayesmovies

    February 15, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Quite and enjoyable film. Hope it wins a couple of well deserving oscars

     
    • jeleff11

      February 15, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Couldn’t agree more!

       
  2. indiefan20

    February 20, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Ralph Fiennes is my favorite actor, and he positively made this movie, proving single-handedly that yes, he can do a comedic role and make people laugh as well as make people cry. I like what you said about Wes Anderson making you believe in the over-the-top world he’s created. Personally I don’t get the hype about Anderson, but I still found “The Grand Budapest Hotel” a fun diversion. btw, Edward Norton was in this movie (look it up on Imdb) so I think you should tag him on your review.

     

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