Director: Wes Anderson. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Bob Balaban. 100 min. Rated R. USA/Germany/UK. Comedy.
Okay, I caved in and broke my Wes Anderson oath again, and watched another one of his highly-acclaimed, star-showered quirky comedies. And although again I did not find the story particularly funny (maybe cute, maybe charming, but not funny), Anderson's usual symmetric frame compositions are very pleasing to the eyes, Alexander Desplat's score works wonders, and Ralph Fiennes remains one of the most award-ignored actors in Hollywood. This movie is engaging, but I am yet to understand the point behind Anderson's comedies. If there are any.
PS: Thank you, Maryam, for urging me to watch this. While I give it a So-so, I'm glad I gave Wes Anderson another chance. Let's see what he comes up with next.