The Grand Budapest Hotel is a quirky and whimsical tale with surprising amounts of melancholy, punching and profanity. Fiennes’ Gustave is a truly memorable character, his double act with Tony Revolri’s Zero proving a joy to watch as they gallivant around the fictional Republic of Zubrowka to clear the accusations of murder levelled at him. Countless a-list cameos don’t detract as we’re drawn more and more into the wonderful world Anderson has created. With lost fingers, dead cats and tasty cakes all the ingredients are mixed perfectly in this recipe.
My first Wes Anderson film! Seems I picked a corker.