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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

DVD - 2020
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Wes Anderson brings his dry wit and visual inventiveness to this exquisite caper set amid the old-world splendor of Europe between the World Wars. A poignant ode to friendship, this breathless picaresque is performed with panache by an all-star cast.
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
ISBN: 9781681437125
Call Number: DVD F GRAN
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Mar 23, 2020

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is haute cuisine's pastry: so much esthetic, perfection and beauty about one peculiar passed time. I have seen this masterpieces with a pleasure; I enjoyed this irreverent, witty movie full of odd, hilarious and so charming moments. In addition, the look of each actor from top to bottom and their costumes took my breath away, also as the colors of the movie in general.

Nov 11, 2019

If I had never seen a film before, perhaps this Wes Anderson movie might be more puzzling.
I find Anderson’s voice as a filmmaker refreshing. From the sublime to the ridiculous, and a shootout thrown in, who else has this range?

Grand Budapest is my favourite of Wes Anderson’s work but man, it’s hard to pick. Willem Dafoe is great as always but Fiennes as Mssr. Gustav is perfect.
If you like Coen Brothers check this out, or any of Anderson’s other films.

Nov 09, 2019

I checked it out and when I got it home girlfriend said she saw it and it was an okay movie but not one she would watch again. From I got the feeling it is a chick type flick so I took it back to the library.

Oct 29, 2019

Fun video to watch

Sep 21, 2019

A masterpiece of cinematography. Very heavy camp and at first I thought the story was unappealing; but I stuck with it and the story got better and better. I thought the whole movie was going to take place in the Budapest Hotel but was soon pleased when they left and enjoyed it more and more as the adventures unfolded. Action adventure as well as a sustaining "Who-Done-It" mystery. It becomes less campy in many of the action parts so I was often able to suspend my disbelief.
Lots of well known American actors.
The melancholy ending is a bit of a let down; so watch out for that.
Perfect movie for bad weather and popcorn- enjoy.

Aug 10, 2019

I felt like I hadn't focused 100% on details because I found it hard to understand the point of the movie, discern who different characters were supposed to be,what they were talking about or what so many of them had to do with the plot...or what the plot was. I laughed out loud two or three times but don't remember about what.

Jul 07, 2019

A fun and tragic story. I have seen the film a couple of times now and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. I am huge fan of Wes Anderson's work, I find his films to be charming and feel good. I found the adventurous spirit of "The Grand Budapest" hotel added some extra verve to Wes Anderson's usually dry tone and tact. The two main characters M. Gustave and Zero Mustafa find themselves caught up in legal scandal involving a wealthy widow. The film sees them sprung from their generally quiet life as a concierge and lobby boy, respectively. The film is set in a sort of inter-war (1919-1939) approximation of Central and Eastern Europe and Wes Anderson does a great job of capturing the images and atmosphere of paranoia and jingoism inherent in that time period. The set pieces are also excellent and well designed I felt really taken in by the images of the films and it added to my involvement of the film.

Feb 28, 2019

FUNNY!!!!!!!! Great cast and very well acted . If you want to laugh and share a very well thought out scriot,do so.

Feb 25, 2019

Don’t miss it. Wes Anderson’s films always takes you to a new world/ environment.
His imagination is amazing.

Dec 19, 2018

Wes Anderson NEVER fails to put out. This film is as beautiful as his previous ones. Every time I watch it, it's like watching it for the first time, because I find so many new things to look at and enjoy. The acting is superb, the script wonderful and hilarious, the scenery beautiful and flawless. This movie is a great addition to anyone's collection, and definitely a wonderful movie to watch alone, as a family, on a date - you pick it. It's perfect.

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Dimmu16 Nov 20, 2014

The somewhat long and also colorful history of The Grand Budapest hotel.


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Sep 11, 2014

Coarse Language: there is quite a bit of swearing


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Jul 25, 2014

Moustafa on Gus:
--There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity... He was one of them. What more is there to say?
--To be frank, I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it - but, I will say: he certainly sustained the illusion with a marvelous grace!

Gus: I must say, I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birthmark the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen (in the bakery), while Mendl, ...

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