Main Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda, Swinton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Billy Murray, Mathieu Amalric, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson
Review: 8 out of 10 stars.
Very Anderson movie with the colorful, imaginative dream like stop-motion scenes about Gustave’s life as the concierge of the Budapest Hotel and all the people surrounding and relating to him. His life with Madame D., while close, as many of his “concierge” services to many of his other clients, men and women, was even more personal.
This ultimately changes his life, for good and bad. The story itself, without the comedic writing, directing and screenplay, would have been harsh, sad and melodramatic. But the movie is made to be amusing and almost lighthearted, with some scenes that were quick brutal that have the jaw-dropping effect, making it a relaxing flick.The movie aims for comedy and ridiculous moments to draw silly laughs, keeping the real story at bay without being depressing. The music was fun and playful.
Fiennes has done a fine job, as always. It’s nice to see him in a more cheerful role, even ultimately it became a quick, cold bucket of water chilling sadness.
Revolori, while having a major supporting role as the young Zero, was taking a more subtle act and has done a good job. And usual, Anderson collects a great deal of stars to do cameo after cameo, and that’s also where the real laughs lie. All these well known stars were rising and fading quickly in and out of the movie, making you yearn for them more. This is done similarly to Anderson’s Tenenbaums movie.
No after the credits.
Keywords: adventure, comedy, romance, stop-motion, moviereview
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The chopping of the fingers of ? when being snapped the closed door was brutal and made the audience gasp.
The old and young Zeros was an odd intentional decision as how do they cast a dark skin boy to grow old to become an old white man? It’s one of those themes that lie to ridicule the audience.