Sunday, March 30, 2014

MOVIE - The Grand Budapest Hotel

R (1:40)
Limited Release 3/7/14
Viewed 3/26/14 at ElCon with Sheila and Connie
RT Critic: 92 Audience: 90
Cag:4 - A freakin' riot - liked it a lot.
Wes Anderson
Fox Searchlight

Ralph Fiennes + a whole lot of famous actors doing smallish parts (including Bill Murray)

My comments: I've got to admit I wasn't really looking forward to this movie and probably wouldn't have gone to see it if Sheila and Connie hadn't picked it.  But what a pleasant surprise - it was 100 minutes of pure pleasure.  I'm so glad I saw it.  (Someone said that this was Ralph Fiennes first comedic part.  And the young man who played Zero was just great!))

Rotten Tomatoes Review: 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 and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop ofa suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

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