Seeing Double: Royal Tenenbaums + Grand Budapest

Duration: 209 min

The Royal Tenenbaums - Royal Tenenbaum and his wife had three children - Chas, Richie and Margot - and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens. Margot was a playwright and received a 50,000 dollar grant in ninth grade. Richie was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster, mostly considered to be their father's fault. The family tells of their sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

The grand Budapest Hotel - Set in the interwar years, the film centres on the eponymous hotel, its savvy concierge Gustave (Fiennes) and his new lobby boy Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), who progresses from naive apprentice to Gustave’s trusted accomplice.

The guile of both is tested when one of Gustave’s most favoured guests (a heavily camouflaged Tilda Swinton) bequeaths him a priceless painting, thereby arousing the suspicions of Edward Norton’s detective Henckels.

Their ensuing adventures propel the story along at a heady pace and involve numerous roguish characters, many played by Anderson regulars including Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson. Glorious fun.

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