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"The Grand Budapest Hotel" at the Guild 45th Theater

We will be attending the 4:30 showing of The Grand Budapest Hotel at the Guild 45 theater located in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood. Here is a description of this comedy taken from the rottentomatoes.com and Landmark Theatres's web sites:

“Typically stylish but deceptively thoughtful, The Grand Budapest Hotel finds Wes Anderson once again using ornate visual environments to explore deeply emotional ideas. “

“Writer/director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums) returns with The Grand Budapest Hotel, which recounts the adventures of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The dramatic comedy involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. All-star ensemble cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan and Edward Norton “

Here is a preview of this film:

Grant Budapest Hotel trailer

This film has a 91 rating at rottentomatoes.com; here is the link to that web site where you can read or scan all the reviews to see if this film is for you:

tomatometer - Grand Budapest Hotel

Here are some snippets from these reviews:

“The Grand Budapest Hotel is by far the most headlong comedic affair in Anderson's canon. It's practically Marx Brothers-ian at moments. And Fiennes - who knew he was capable of such wicked, witty timing?” (Phildelphia Inquirer)

“The opéra-bouffe plot serves as a strand of bright golden wire on which Anderson hangs innumerable encounters, scampering chases, and an archly decorative style of commentary.” (The New Yorker)

“This movie makes a marvelous mockery of history, turning its horrors into a series of graceful jokes and mischievous gestures. You can call this escapism if you like. You can also think of it as revenge.” (New York Times)

Meet me at 4:15 in the lobby of the Guild 45th Theater. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will probably be wearing a hat of some type (beret, hiker's rain hat, African brimless cap). A head shot of me is in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look. My cell phone,[masked], will be on until the start of the program. Note: I use a "dumbphone" (i.e., no frills or data plan though it does meet Military Standard 810G, eg, it will operate in a sand storm) so do not send any text messages or post any comments on the web site - I will be unable to read those. Please call me if you need to contact me.

There will be an optional food and beverage stop at the conclusion of the film (conclusion = after all the credits have been shown). Meet me in the lobby of the theater at which time we will decide which establishment to patronize.

George Liu

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  • tom b.

    Good funny movie. Lots of stars in a fast paced comedic vehicle. Nice cinematography too.

    March 25, 2014

  • Silvia

    Funny and different

    March 24, 2014

  • Don

    3 1/2 stars from Don. The tone was "Amelie" (sic) meets "Raising Arizona." Both of which I love. Wes Anderson continues to be a quirky talented cinema force. In this film though, I wish he'd had fewer f-bombs and the like. One is funny, two maybe. After that it's no longer funny. Come on, Wes, let the film weave its magic with a good script, funny situations from the characters, etc. Wife Connie says three stars, she didn't think it was that funny but loved the actors and cinematography. Sweetie, you must learn to love "Raising Arizona" and "Amelie".

    March 24, 2014

  • tom b.

    Funny and fast paced!

    March 23, 2014

  • Lia

    So sorry to the organizers and anyone else that I didn't make it! I have not yet successfully conquered this city and got very far off track by taking the wrong bus... I promise I don't ever just ditch out when I say I'll go to things. I just got lost. Hope everyone had fun!

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed this. I love the worlds Wes Anderson creates

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Devi T.

    Funny, quirky movie

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Marcella D.

    Movie was entertaining

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Jerry

    Sorry got caught up in the day

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Tyler

    I might be able to make it. If so I look forward to meeting you all.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Honolulu M.

    Sorry, won't be able to go today.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Tanya

    Looking forward to seeing more movies and making new friends in this group!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Ted E.

    I can't get off work on Sunday. I'll see it Tuesday @ Regal Thornton Place.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Patricia S.

    Is everything still a go for tomorrow?

    1 · March 22, 2014

    • Sara

      I've purchased a ticket for tomorrow.

      1 · March 22, 2014

  • Lisa

    Sorry to miss this one. Will be out of town. Anxious to hear the thoughts you all have as I will likely see it on my own at some point.

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Saw an advance screening at SIFF. Lovely design work, fun if often cartoonish performances whiz by. Ralph Fiennes champions a genteel, randy civilization. Many homages to older cinema. Nice to see Hollywood take on old Mitteleuropa.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Moniece C.

    saw it yesterday, wow! Wes Anderson creates a unique and beautiful world , just did not want it to end! Ralph Fines is superb!

    2 · March 16, 2014

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