I had almost forgot how much I enjoyed this movie. I saw #grandbudapesthotel back when it came out and I remember walking out feeling fully satisfied at what I watched. I told myself over and over I’d get the movie or at least watch it again but as time went on I kept forgetting. Finally, after seeing it again I remember what I like about it.
Wes Anderson has a very unique style to his filmmaking. Every shot is detailed with technique that resemble a portrait. It’s symmetrical. It’s colorful. It’s whimsical. His films have the aesthetic of something of an animation would generally pull off. Of course, his scripts match what he displays on screen. This movie is no different. It begins with the author of a book telling a story of a time he met the hotel’s owner and the movie segways into a story the owner tells when he was a bell boy. The concierge, M. Gustave experiences tragedy when his lover, who is quite old, dies. She leaves behind a painting called “Boy with Apple” but others want their hands on it, mostly her son, because it is valuable. Also, they are led to believe her death was due to Gustave. So throughout the movie, we learn about these characters as Gustave has to find his way out of jail and prove his innocence. I really have no complaints or extra details than what I’ve already mentioned either this movie. It’s really charming and funny and Wes Anderson brings a certain flare not many can emulate. Watch it.