When I first saw the trailer for this film in the theater, it was a foregone conclusion.
Now that I've seen it, I'm so glad that I did. Simply said, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a delightful film. It's the splendid, snappy, witty, and artfully insightful work of Director Wes Anderson.
It's such a pleasure to watch his films. Once again, he beautifully meshes great storytelling through narrative and acting with stunning cinematography and editing.
It's no wonder that Wes Anderson clearly has little trouble casting films with big name actors. This film has sort of a fairytale vibe that enthralled not only the full house with whom I sat during this Monday matinee, but clearly, also the actors led by Ralph Fiennes who carries off pretentious civility with great comedic timing.
The film sets are lush and the scenes - even the rough ones - are simply luxurious. Once again, I won't even hint at the plot of the film or its origin. Just go see it. It's really a frolicking, nonsensical, funny, fantasy caper for adults.
Finally, I can tell that I really liked this film because as I close here, I'm smiling from ear to ear. It was escapism time well spent.