Few can escape the whimsical mind that is Wes Anderson once his brilliance hits the big screen. With such memorable titles such as, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom, was it so hard to believe that the next film to come from Anderson would be anything short of fun, brilliant, and wonderfully told.
The Grand Budapest Hotel arrives with both new and familiar faces in this excellent cast. Ralph Fiennes, The English Patient, joins the cast as charismatic and romantic concierge M. Gustave along with Saoirse Ronan, Atonement and The Lovely Bones, as the romance to M. Gustave's witty lobby boy, Tony Revolori.
We see many familiar faces in the film as well that have graced Anderson's work before. Adrien Brody, The Pianist, shows up for the second time in Anderson's films, the first being The Darjeeling Limited (2007). Jason Schwartzman also graces the screen again as being a longtime collaborator of Anderson since Rushmore (1998). Let's not forget the legendary Bill Murray who has been in every Wes Anderson film since his Golden Globe nominated performance in Rushmore alongside Schwartzman.
In short, this Wes Anderson creation, soon to become a classic, has an all-star cast set in a colorful and realistic setting that is sure to grab a hold of you through the creative production designs, as well as the incredibly immersive story line. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a must see for 2014!