I got to see The Grand Budapest Hotel last night!!
I got to see The Grand Budapest Hotel last night!!!
It was awesome. Wes Anderson always hits the right notes. He's one of the few directors out there right now that seems to just get it each time out of the gate. What's his trick? Well he plays by his own rules and I wouldn't have it any other way.
It starts with his uncanny ability to gather the cast. He brings together a combo of stars that would make any other production turn greedy and green in the face... Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson... Honestly it's like the cameo list from an old Muppets movie. And the list of stars actually keeps on going.
But then, the script is just as perversely good. And when everything makes it to screen at long last, it is perfectly clear that he made exactly the movie he wanted. Not only that, the movie resonates with his viewers. Seriously, Wes Anderson gets it. And The Grand Budapest Hotel is no exception.
It may not be my favorite of his films, but that simply comes from that fact that he has made so many good ones. Now I don't want to ruin a single moment, so when you get the chance... go see The Grand Budapest Hotel. You'll be glad you did.