Definitively styled and shot by Wes Andersen so that it is almost an homage to himself or a parody of his work, but brilliantly so.
Excellent cast of the usual suspects and the story is swimming with imagery (and a few nods to the Shining perhaps?) and the symmetry of his camera shots is played, then overplayed and played again for good measure.
The pace is rollicking, the dialogue witty and erudite, the shocking gruesome brutality of reality is presented…
Ok I expected a Rom Com with the usual elements with a couple of charming leads. What i got was so much better though.
A Star Studded guest list based on many seasons on SNL and coimedy stalwarts from years of Sitcoms and comedy shows, this was the ultimate parody movie, a Date Movie/Rom Com deconstruction and pisstake.
Paul Rudd is perfect for this kind of genre bending nonsense and in other hands it would be OTT and silly, but…