"And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul. It is what got Patsey in so much trouble with her master, but it is also what has kept her story alive to this day. We remember the beauty of her spirit even after the beauty of her body has faded away."
~ Lupita Nyong’o
This movie was worth pulling myself out of my comfortable bed and long week, getting showered and dressed (it takes a lot to pull on some pants when it’s an off day) and making the trip down to town.
Perfect entertainment for a rainy Saturday, this movie was. It was just over an hour and a half and I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish. Anderson’s signature dry wit and humour was there - and I loved it when the characters go ballistic with such passion and emotion.
The Grand Budapest Hotel reminded me so much of Fantastic Mr. Fox, more so than Moonrise Kingdom - I’m pretty sure some scenes were stop motion. It’s not super slick and may not look ‘well-produced’ like big name Hollywood flicks, although this movie does star a lot of pretty big Hollywood names. I never feel that when I watch Anderson’s films, even though it’s obvious that a lot of effort and a fair bit of money goes into producing his films. Perhaps the best way to describe this is like a rich kid that doesn’t flaunt his wealth in in your face - not ostentious or obnoxious.
Writers and editor may credit this post as one crappy piece of writing because it’s not a movie review and neither is it objective. But what I really want to get across is that this movie has the ability to make me laugh, afraid and cry. That human element that I feel, is not apparent in every movie.