The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Starring:
Adrian Brody, Mathieu Amalric
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Genres Comedy
Director Wes Anderson
Starring Adrian Brody, Mathieu Amalric
Supporting actors F. Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori, Ralph Fiennes
Studio Fox Searchlight
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
For all the times I watch mediocre attempts at comedy, I am rewarded with films such as this, "The Grand Budapest Hotel", which is not only visually stunning, it is also the most amusing comedy farce!

Ah Wes Anderson, his films overflow with elaborate detail and occur in their own enchanting world. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is my new classic - it is a wedding cake of a film, it is filled with eccentrics and lunatics and oddballs. It looks delightful, it is delicious!

The film also reminded me why I once fell in love with Ralph Fiennes - he shines in the rare comic role as M. Gustave, a concierge who brilliantly survives between gentlemen and criminals, whose language is a mix of politeness and filth and high poetry and swearing. Yes, his poetry never leaves him, even when M. Gustave finds himself in the middle of murder investigation of a rich woman (the loyal guest of the hotel and his lover, one of many) who (potentially) bequeathed all her property to him. At M. Gustave's side is his loyal apprentice, Zero (and I applaud the newcomer Toni Revolori and his moustache-drawing skills!), and what M. Gustave would do without him!

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a winning whimsical comedy with star appearances of Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray (the moustache!), Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton etc. etc. It challenges your sense of humour - and I dare you not to love it! It's a celebration. Perhaps of a time and age long gone.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Robin Friedman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 April 2014
Format: DVD
Writers and concierges are at the center of director Wes Anderson's nostalgic film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel". Most of the film is set an a large, pink facaded, luxurious hotel, the Grand Budapest, on mountain peaks in a fictitious European country, Zubrowka, during the years leading up to WW II. When the film opens, the hotel has fallen upon hard times with only lonely writers and intellectuals as patrons in a quest for solitude. One of the hotel's few patrons, a visiting novelist, strikes up a conversation with a mysterious individual who proves to be the hotel owner and a long yarn unfolds. The film features three generations of concierges, the young man on duty when the story begins, the primary character and the concierge during the time of most of the story, Monsieur Gustav H, (Ralph Fiennes), and his young refuge protégé and eventual owner of the Grand Budapest, Zero Moustapha (Tony Revolon as a boy, F. Murray Abraham as an elderly man).

The plot is a mixture of action and mayhem. Gustave H. is a suave successful concierge who manages to bed many of the elderly dowagers staying at the hotel. When one of these women dies under suspicious circumstances, she leaves Gustave a near-priceless painting while her family tries to frame Gustave for the murder. Gustave and Zero become fast friends and allies and try to protect and clear themselves. In the meanwhile, shadows of war cross Europe and the Grand Budapest Hotel.

The fast-paced plot has its light elements similar to the pastry concoctions which contribute a great deal to it. It has a distinctly nostalgic feel for a Europe which, as one character remarks, had already essentially disappeared at the time the action took place.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Todd on 13 July 2014
Format: DVD
Easily one of the best films that I've ever seen. Loved every minute and ralph fiennes is perfection in it.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By cupofjava on 25 April 2014
Format: DVD
I've been a huge Wes Anderson fan for a while now, and his films carry with them a very unique and instantly recognisable styling that just seems to work fantastically well. The Grand Budapest is probably his best yet, with a thoroughly fun and quirky story line that is funny, delightful and sad. Some people say his styling is an acquired taste, but I believe that if you can open your mind to any kind of fantastical storytelling, then you'll truly appreciate this film.

10/10.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
The Grand Budapest Hotel is crammed with moments of utter delight -- from the glorious performances by Ralph Fiennes, Ed Norton and the extended ensemble cast -- but anyone seeking a serious message should look elsewhere. This film is frothy fun, a visual delight, a quirky treat. Ultimately it's somewhat hollow, like a giant Easter egg wrapped in gold foil with a great big pink bow. There's only a thin shell to devour and then -- pop! -- it's all gone.
But it was ab-fab while it lasted!

Leaping about a timeline in a series of flashbacks, TGBH is revealed in its belle epoch bells-n-whistles glory, a magnificent contrast to its later incarnation as an Iron Curtain relic. The scene in the 'spa' in the 1970s is beautifully observed; you can almost smell the chlorine and (ugh) body odour... While the ridiculous trip to the 'Sudetenwalz' Alps reeks of Monty Python; it's an ultimately silly indulgence.
Fiennes reveals an unexpected ability as a comic actor, delivering droll lines which could have been absurd but which he carried off with panache. Also notable among the many cameo appearances was Tilda Swinton, whose sudden demise sparks the murder investigation about which the rest of the film revolves.

Seldom have I outright enjoyed a fanciful film so much. It does have its meaningful moments but they steer well clear of slushy sentimentality. Don't go looking for anything serious and you'll come away with a smile on your face.
9/10
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