The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel ★★★½

The Beautiful, Great, Grand, and Majestic Budapest Hotel

The first thing that strikes you is the cinematography. The camera work is an art and so is the production design. It's colorful, the screen is soaked in the rainbow palette! It's a master-protege story in the backdrop of a luxurious and palatial hotel. The master is a concierge and the protege is a lobby boy, their friendship and the sudden inheritance of fortune and the consequences thereafter is the plot.

Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori are great. Saoirse Ronan has nothing much to do, the film mostly strives on Ralph-Tony, their bond, and the scenes they share. Cameos don't harm, the screen is lit up with them. It's like a Wes-Anderson-Movie-Actors Reunion. Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, and so on. It's a comedy-drama, I had a few laughs, the witty writing and the brilliant performances by the ensemble keep you going. My favorite moment has to be when Tony reprimands Ralph not to flirt with Saoirse. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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