‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ falls into your standard issue Wes Anderson motion picture – highly skilled actors playing complicated roles plus a complex, ridiculous, and colorful story of ridiculous portions equals a fun, interesting and abnormal Hollywood movie.
In this iteration some highlights in the cast include Ralph Finnes, Wilem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keital, Jude Law and Edward Norton, just to name a few of the more established names. But the entire cast is notable and execute their parts in an extremely natural way that leaves the audience well satisfied with the performance. Speaking of, although it is a rather small part, Bill Murray also makes an obligatory Wes Anderson movie appearance and, although his part is small, it steals the scene nonetheless.
The story is all over the place, but is basically the backstory of the movie’s namesake and has a very somber ending that feels out of place for a comedy, but works nonetheless.
If you're already a fan of Wes Anderson'a previous works, you will be overjoyed at this latest installment. If not, you'll at the very least find a few of the intricate gags and atypical roles enjoyable.
At the close, I would like to thank Epic Theaters for their providing a very amiable theater in which to view this (and other) movies and recommend that you go to one of their several local locations for your next cinematic experience.