Movie Review: Grand Budapest Hotel

By David Schilp

Writer/ Director Wes Anderson’s new movie Grand Budapest Hotel hit select theaters last week. This is the eighth film Anderson has directed.

Anderson is up to his typical zany comedy and visually pleasing filming in his newest movie, which follows the story of the Grand Budapest Hotel’s concierge Gustave H., played by Ralph Fiennes and his newly acquired lobby boy and trusted sidekick Zero Moustafa, played by Tony Revolori, as they try to clear Gustave’s name as an accused murder. The two characters do so all while keeping the films witty charm and comedy.

Grand Budapest Hotel features a cast of Anderson regulars such as Billy Murray who has appeared in seven of Anderson’s films, Owen Wilson who has been in six of the director’s films, and Jason Schwartzman who collaborated five times with Anderson.  The film is also loaded with other well-known Hollywood actors like Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, and Saoirse Ronan.

Overall, if you enjoyed past films from Anderson this film will not disappoint, it has everything that his fans have come to expect. For those who are not familiar with Anderson’s work, this is the prefect introduction to what his style is all about.



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