The Grand Budapest Hotel

I checked out The Grand Budapest Hotel after seeing it on an episode of Movies of Mikey.  I knew almost nothing  about it going in except what I learned from that video.

I liked it.  It's a little more... artsy... I think that's the word I want... than movies I typically watch but it was good anyway.  I really liked the framing devices they used for the different levels of story.  It has a story in a story in a story thing going on that's broken up by using different aspect ratios for different levels of the story.  There's also some unreliable narrator thrown in there too for good measure.

I honestly didn't know if I would even make it five minutes into this movie but I was engrossed the whole time I was watching it.  With my typical kind of movies I would know who to recommend it to and who not too but this one throws me for a loop.

I would say if you get a chance to try this one on the cheap you should give it a shot.  In the end, I liked it.


  1. I paid to see this in the cinema and it's the first time I've ever left feeling like this I'd wasted my money (well possibly with the exception of Looper but the less said about that the better)

    1. Lol, what didn't you like about it? It probably helped that I went in with almost no expectations and mostly just to admire the production skills behind it.

    2. I could see how beautiful it was but I just found the whole thing confusing for the sake of it. I'm not a huge fan of the director either so this didn't change that opinion.


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