The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel ★★★★★

“What is a lobby boy? A lobby boy is completely invisible, yet always in sight. A lobby boy remembers what people hate. A lobby boy anticipates the client's needs before the needs are needed. A lobby boy is, above all, discreet to a fault. Our guests know that their deepest secrets, some of which are frankly rather unseemly, will go with us to our graves. So keep your mouth shut, Zero.”

i don’t know how to put this into words so sorry if this sounds like an incoherent mess, but the endings to all of the different time periods, the final two being so short but so succinct, left me with a feeling that tears were about to start streaming from my eyes even though i felt so calm and tranquil. i don’t know how i wasn’t this emotionally ravaged on previous viewings but i don’t think i’ll be able to shake it for the future ones. if it weren’t for that slightly overlong bridge between the end of the second act and the climax this would 100% be at the top of my wes ranking.


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