Thursday, 5 February 2015

#FilmReview: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Sometimes, when there's nothing decent on telly, you just fancy watching something a little different. This film, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is definitely different! 

Directed by Wes Anderson, IMDB summarise it as a film that '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 and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.'

This quirky film is loaded with star after star - from the main actor Ralph Fiennes, to Ed Norton, to Jude Law, and Harvey Keitel - it is brimming with talent and famous faces. It is easy to get drawn in by a film purely because of the actors that are starring in it, but their performances were comical (as intended) and the story was genuinely funny. I enjoyed seeing Ralph Fiennes in this unusual role and the dark comedy was a light relief.

My only criticism would be that the film has a repetitive edge to it, which is part of the story but makes it somewhat slow in places. 

Overall: I'd give this film 3/5. It is quirky and will not be to everyone's tastes. However, if you are a film fan, interested in cinematography or just enjoy a star studded spectacle, then give it a go.


  1. Hey hun!

    I watched this a few months back with hubby. He really couldn't get along with it's irregular pace and was asleep within the first 15 minutes, and has expressed no desire to watch it again lol. I, on the other hand, loved it.

    You're isn't for everyone. I think it is definitely a piece of art.

    Sal xxx | UmmBaby