Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

A Wes Anderson direction, "The Grand Budapest Hotel", runs mysteriously on suspense and humour, although the language (inspired by Stefan Zweig's - an Austrian writer - writings) attracted me the most. The movie introduces Tony Revolori (as Young Zero Moustafa, the Lobby Boy) for the first time and the actor has done a fantastic job. The movie is a comedy-drama, bears a flashback style and the relationship between the several characters and their connection with the hotel is revealed in a manner of suspense. The plot is indeed an interesting one, where the concierge of the hotel, Monsieur Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), is framed into a murder case and in order to prove himself innocent, Gustave takes help of his trusted Lobby Boy, Zero. The plot thickens as and when the two find out many hidden incidents and eventually they figure out who the 'real' owner of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is. However, the movie, though set against the backdrop of war, hints very subtly at the war aspect - showing the deteriorating numbers of customers at the hotel - but it is side-lined and the main context is made to appear more important with the usage of good humour. Overall, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was a nice watch, and I would give this movie a rating of 3.65 on a scale of 5.0.


Arun said...

Sorry for writing after a long time, I was planning to watch movie before I write my comments. At last I did watch. Very interesting movie, even before I settled to enjoy the movie the movie came to an end, your review is equally good.

Suhasini Srihari said...

I am glad you liked the movie Sir. I intend to watch it again for a better understanding!

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