The life of a high-class hotelier is a hard one. After all, you’ve got to make sure that all the needs of the guests are catered for, the hotel itself is spotless and you’re occasionally accused of murder after gaining an inheritance from one of your wealthy guests.
What do you mean that last one isn’t a common occurrence?
The film itself is told in the style of a story within a story within a story. From a student reading a book by an author who was told the story by Mr Moustafa, owner of the eponymous hotel, GBH (now there is an unfortunate acronym) carries all the calling cards of a Wes Anderson film, from the appearances of various collaborators such as Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, to unique costumes all filmed with a filter that seems stuck on the nostalgia setting.
The rest of the cast also features many other big names, but to single each out for their contribution to the film would take up the rest of this article and more besides. Suffice to say they each bring their own to the roles.
The film, overall, is fantastic,with many moments to make you chuckle. The ending starts to get a little contrived, but you’ll be too caught up in the chase to worry about it until after the film has ended. Anderson’s style may not be for everyone, but his films are always worth a watch.