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Movie review: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Original post made on Mar 16, 2014

If there were a valid critique to be given of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" -- writer and director Wes Anderson's latest, highly stylized ode to a place that might have been -- it would be that Anderson has fallen victim to his own tropes. But you won't hear that here.

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Posted by Susie Claxton
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Looking forward to seeing this movie as a Wes Anderson fan and based on this review!


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Posted by Lohengrin
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Mar 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

We saw this movie this weekend. And at first were cautious of the fact that an all-star cast was involved: that often jinxes a film, as it relies too heavily on the cast, rather than the script.

Joyfully, this was not the case here. The script was light and fun, the actors were marvelous and obviously enjoyed being in this film, no matter how small the role, and the plot was well handled in an offbeat but hugely entertaining way.

I may go see it again to catch my subtleties I may have missed.


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Posted by saw the trailer
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm

I saw the trailer at the theater and was not impressed. Seemed to be breakneck pace of crass overacting. No finesse.


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Posted by Lohengrin
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

It is a farce, for heaven's sake! Not everyone likes a farce, just as not everyone likes an action flick.

But if you do like farcical comedies, you will enjoy this one immensely,


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