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.