Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" is a place that doesn't exist. Or does it? Remember Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom", "Rushmore", and"'The Royal Tenenbaums."Here's another gem...."The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a funny story set in mythical Europe between the two World Wars. Ralph Fiennes stars as Gustave, the hotel concierge, who teams up with Zero, the Lobby Boy, after Gustave is framed for murder. The movie opens with a character known only as "the Author(Jude Law)", who meets the hotel's old owner Zero Moustafa(F. Murray Abraham) one afternoon. Over dinner in the hotel's enormous dining room, Zero unfolds his tale, and how he came to own the resort. Zero's story begins long ago, when Gustave's 80-year-old lover(?), Madame D(Tilda Swinton) dies suddenly, leaving a large fortune to a room-full of potential heirs. The goodies include "Boy With a Pig", a priceless painting. The estate lawyer(Jeff Goldblum) struggles to decipher the tontine and two phony wills. Framed for murder, Gusave and Zero are chased, beaten, and thrown in prison, as killers hound them; all seeking the painting. "Budapest Hotel" steals a little from Director Terry Gilliam("Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"), but it's only the good stuff. In "Budapest Hotel", Anderson frames actors and sets in verticle and horizontal plains. Ralph Fiennes and Jeff Goldburg move mechanically from left-to-right, and then, right-to-left in rhythm.This motion symmetry is curious at first, and then becomes hypnotic. Fienne's rapid-fire delivery, and abrupt profanity manages to steal the show. Wes Anderson uses "old school" special effects; miniatures, stop-motion, and matte paintings; tricks that date back as far as Georges Melies(1902). And It works. The lusty music score is by Alexandre Desplat. The cast(some just cameos) includes Adrien Brody, William Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Owen Wilson. One movie reviewer spotted Jim Carey in a small cameo bit. Sadly, his name is not in the credits, and he is not in this movie.