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March 18, 2014

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL -Lee Hartgrave


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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
HAS YOU ON THE EDGE - A SHEER 
CLASSIC 

If you think that this movie is not Great Film, then you don't understand charming, colorful lovers and despair. Believe me - this is one of the greatest movies to hit the screen.

Wes Anderson is probably one of the greatest film makers ever. He has brought gorgeous movements to the screen. Anderson keeps us in the seat. 

Ralph Fiennes is so pompous that he almost explodes. Formal dining is certainly right here at "The Grand". Lush drapes hug the windows. Pull up a fabulous chair and look like a snob. Hey look - someone is trying to make out with you. 

It is so Downton Abbey. Just like the 'Grand'. Of course - everyone that stays there is beyond being 'recent renovation'. The scenes are not just marvelously grandiose proportions -- they are sensational. Of course you don't do all the work -- that is for the 'help' -- they bring the soup to you. Grand it is! 

The bright colors of the building send you on a sentimental journey. And guess what? - someone steals a famous painting. Oh, by the way, you can flaunt fashion-they loved Purple in those times. Yes, they do wear extravagant 100 carats of polished elegant gold finished rings. The colors are breathtaking. Feel free to flaunt. I do. 

The Cast is the best I have seen in years - and the come back is sensational. They are: Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel and Jude Law. All of them are shockingly perfect. But then, I'm just a baggage handler (just kidding). 

Everything you see is way over the top in this quirky and thrilling movie. You'll be excited with the chilling plot of deceit and sneakiness. Oh - and to cheer you up - there is a Russian that does a dance. Was it Putin? Could be. Ha, Ha...Nope! He's too busy in another town. 

There is Greed, there is great fun and terrific creativity. Being wacky is what I like - there is enough room for everyone. You can book them right now. Ralph Fiennes whimsical comedy is amazingly perfect. Lets put it this way - The Grand Budapest Hotel - will make you hot. Try it!

HERE IS THE WHIMSICAL AND THRILLING CAST: 

Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jess Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson and Tony Revolori. WOW! - what a show!  

RATING: Five Glasses of Champagne*****

NOW PLAYING EVERYWHERE 

(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook - and he also produced a long running Arts Segment on PBS KQED - 7-years))) 









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