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Wes Anderson Honest Trailer: ‘Your Barista’s Favorite Director’ and His ‘Own Genre’ Get a Massive Video Breakdown

The beloved (and singular) auteur and his many meticulous works are subject to a career-spanning new Honest Trailer.

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover UsageMandatory Credit: Photo by Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock (4383171e)The Grand Budapest Hotel, Tony Revolori, Ralph Fiennes, Wes Anderson'The Grand Budapest Hotel' film - 2014

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”


Sally forth and talley ho! It’s time for an apparently long-gestasting (and at least eponymously “honest”) look inside the full filmography of Wes Anderson. This time, the filmmaker’s entire oeuvre is up for examination, from “Bottle Rocket” to “Fantastic Mr. Fox, “Rushmore” to “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and everything in between.

In the nearly seven-minute-long video, the Honest Trailers team unpacks Anderson’s many quirks and obsessions — emotionally stunted men, fraught familial relationships, kicky duds, just really meticulously made sets — and finds still more connections. Watch out: you’re about to hear to the word “disaffected” approximately 342 times.

As is so often the case with Honest Trailers, the findings are a mix of the pointed and the just kind of polite, and while Anderson’s style is ease to spot, the video does amusingly point out a few of his tropes you might have forgotten about over the course of eight films (listen, they’re just dead on about the facial wounds thing).

And, of course, what would any Wes Anderson (or, in this case, Wes Anderson adjacent) joint be without a generous dollop of Bill Murray? Check out the Honest Trailer below.

Anderson’s latest, “Isle of Dogs,” arrives in theaters on Friday.

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