The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest entry from indie favorite director Wes Anderson, a director who’s films I have admired over the years but rarely loved as much as my friends. Well The Grand Buddhist Hotel is one of Wes Anderson’s very best films to date and is a perfect showcase to what makes this director so popular.
Telling the story of one man’s journey to becoming the owner of the Hotel, the movie manages to be a grand comedy, and action packed thrill ride, a murder mystery and beautiful love story. As can be said with all of Wes Anderson’s films, this one looks dazzling. The production design is stellar and it is a lock to receive an Oscar nomination in that category, for its glorious winter, mountain back drop.
The film is an assemble piece and all of the Wes Anderson staples are here including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, along side some fantastic parts for Tilda Swinton, Jude Law and a scene stealing William Dafoe.
The film is quirky, witty and just plain fun to watch, taking all of Anderson’s best traits and making a film that everyone can enjoy. You may not have heard of this film but if you can find it I would recommend giving it a shot.