Sunday, March 23, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel: A Grand Treat
It's the 1930s and World War II threatens. Officers of the ZZ army are already clomping around and examining passports as if they were in 21st-century Arizona . But "Dahling," as Gustave H would say, "this is no way to treat a gentleman."
The Movie Slut hasn't always been a Wes Anderson fan. She loves his whimsical characters and carefully crafted sets, often as artistic as Boy with Apple, the masterful painting at the heart of this wild ride of a film. But plot is also important. And in this movie, we get one.
As customary in Anderson's flicks, the cast is sensational. Here Ralf Fiennes gives us a lovably unconventional Gustave.
At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, the MS compares this treasure of a movie to the Pink Dream diamond.