THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of GUSTAVE H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and ZERO MOUSTAFA, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair β all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
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The movie is a flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today, and the pleasure curls your toes. Also, be ready to crave some macaroons.
"Budapest" is pretty much an old-fashioned screwball comedy garishly dressed. It's goofy, eccentric and often downright silly. There are many scenes that would have worked in a "Three Stooges" movie.
After feeding on this sweet buffet, sated cinephiles will want to call the front desk to extend their stay.
The comedy in The Grand Budapest Hotel is among the broadest yet undertaken by Anderson. But amid the frenzied hubbub, there are intimations of a darker, sadder history unfolding.
If a movie can be elegantly zany, this wholly imaginative, assured fable of a legendary concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), his protege Zero (Tony Revolori) and the murder of a countess, is it.
From the start, it's clear Anderson is working with a new sophistication both in the vocabulary and structure of the film's voiceover narrations.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is by far the most headlong comedic affair in Anderson's canon. It's practically Marx Brothers-ian at moments. And Fiennes - who knew he was capable of such wicked, witty timing?!