Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Grand Budapest Hotel is another quirky, irreverent movie from Wes Anderson, but with more violence than his previous films. There's some gory violence -- one character is a killer who attacks his prey with glee, stabbing them, cutting off their fingers. All of it's cartoonish and exaggerated but still, expect blood. A brief scene depicting a woman performing a sex act on a man flits across the screen so quickly you can almost miss it, but it's there. There's lots of swearing too, including "s--t," "bitch" and "f--k."
Very brief flash of a woman performing a sex act on a man. We don't see genitals. Much discussion of sex, but with euphemisms.
Often cartoonish, but still quite gory in some parts: A man lops off another man's fingers in the process of killing him. A woman's severed head is yanked from a box. Another woman's dead body is shown, some high-speed chases via motorcycle and skis; in this pursuit, an assassin is bent on catching up to his quarry. Lots of verbal threats. Guns are fired and a cat is thrown out a window.
Sometimes coarse: "p---k," "candy ass," "sonofabitch," "s--t," "goddamn," "a--hole," and some homophobic slurs. Also "f--k," though not very frequently.
Loyalty is a virtue and eventually the truth will out. Also, sometimes, memories are reward enough for all the troubles we go through.
The Mercedes-Benz logo is shown.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Lots of social drinking, mostly cocktails.