Our story revolves around an author who is writing a story based on a man that he met at a hotel called the Grand Budapest. The man in question, Zero Moustafa, is the owner of the Budapest, and has a very eclectic history with the hotel. Zero describes an adventure that he went on when he was a lobby boy there with his boss, Monsieur Gustave. The adventure includes romance, conspiracies, swindling little old ladies, monks on trolleys, a secret league of hotel concierges, and delicate pastries. This entire adventure revolves around a famous and beautiful painting called Boy With Apple and the significance of it to Gustave and Zero.
While it may not really be apparent, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a very witty comedy with most, if not all the characters, being fast talking intellectuals and having bizarre circumstances happen to them. This is the kind of movie where a man's cat gets thrown out the window, he runs to the window, sees the bloody splatter of his dead cat, then when he leave he receives a bad with the dead cat in it. Gruesome? Yes. Funny? Undeniably. The movie isn't just full of dark humor though. The movie is a mix between visual gags, gruesome death scenes, puns, and dry English wit. Essentially this movie is what would happen if you take a BBC show like Blackadder and gave it the production values of a Hollywood movie. I'm a fan of BBC comedies, so this works out fine by me.
|It's an odd comedy to say the least|
|God this movie is shot beautifully!!!|