Matt’s review published on Letterboxd:
“It was an enchanting old ruin, but I never managed to see it again.”
I just watched this film yesterday for the first time, but when I woke up today something was calling back to me, telling me to rewatch it. I’m very happy I did.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is easily one the most comforting movies I’ve ever seen. The beautiful story which features a mysterious and dapper concierge, young love between an adorable lobby boy and a baker and the reminiscing of an old man who is “truly lonely”, is just about as warm and endearing as any I’ve seen in a long time.
And all the technical mumbo-jumbo is great as well. The use of highly stylized color is enchanting as is the signature Anderson symmetry in a majority of his shots. The script, as well as the acting, reflects a group of very talented people who are genuinely having fun doing what they love.
There’s nothing about this film that doesn’t scream endearing. I thoroughly enjoyed this after watching it yesterday, but now I think I may be in love with it. Truly a special movie.