Hotel Splendide (2000)
In this bizarre satiric comedy, Kath (Toni Collette) is a chef who decides to leave the family business and strike out on her own. Her former lover Ronald (Daniel Craig) does not take this news well -- he's been trying to run the decaying Hotel Splendide, a resort and health spa, just the way his folks did years before, complete with regularly scheduled enemas and food not marred by flavor. After five years, Kath decides that it's time to bury the hatchet and volunteers to come back and work with Ronald at the Hotel, though the place has hardly improved in her absence. Hotel Splendide also features Stephen Tompkinson, Katrin Cartlidge, and Peter Vaughan. … More
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Hotel Splendide tries a little too hard to be quirky, it often forgets to tell a story. Hotel Splendide is somewhere between Villa des roses and Delicatessen although it is better than the former but doesn't come close to latter. Jean-Pierre Jeunet is definitely an influence though, it's just a shame Terence Gross couldn't bring anything of his own to the table. The performances are either over the top or lethargic, Toni Collette doesn't know how to play it, Daniel Craig plays it several different ways, Stephen Tompkinson is way over the top and Katrin Cartlidge is criminally underused. Hugh O'Conor was pretty good, I'm surprised he hasn't had more of a successful career. Overall it isn't horrible but it's nothing I can really recommend.More
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