7.3/10
30,431
26 user 22 critic

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

A prologue of one heart-breaking history of love and the prologue of the travel told in The Darjeeling Limited (2007).

Director:

Wes Anderson

Writer:

Wes Anderson
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jason Schwartzman ... Jack Whitman
Natalie Portman ... Jack's Girlfriend
Waris Ahluwalia ... Security
Michel Castejon Michel Castejon ... Waiter
Edit

Storyline

Grief? Depression? Ambiguity in a Paris hotel room. Jack Whitman lies on a bed, ordering a grilled cheese sandwich from room service. His phone rings; it's a woman on her way to see him, a surprise. He readies the room, moving without affect, drawing a bath, changing his clothes. She arrives, as does the food, and the complications of their relationship emerge in bits and pieces. He invites her out on the balcony to see his view. Will they make love? Is the relationship over? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

room service | bed | bath | balcony | hotel | See All (28) »

Genres:

Short | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie playing on the television is Stalag 17 (1953), which is about a group of WWII POWs orchestrating an escape from the camp. See more »

Quotes

Jack: How do you say 'grilled cheese'?
See more »

Connections

Features Stalag 17 (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
Written by Peter Sarstedt
Performed by Peter Sarstedt
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
See more »

User Reviews

 
much better than The Darjeeling Limited
5 October 2014 | by dragokinSee all my reviews

In the version i've seen, Hotel Chevalier has been merely the prologue of The Darjeeling Limited. Although weird, the short movie (or intro, in my case) has been more potent than the movie.

Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman deliver a fine performance. He is an insecure not-so-young lad and she is a manipulative lady in search of something else.

As it usually is the case, such a relationship ends in one of the people involved getting hurt. And it is rarely that the insecure person has the guts to end it, usually the manipulative one moves on to the next prey. But you'll have to see The Darjeeling Limited to see how this love story ends.


8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Part 1 of 'The Darjeeling Limited' See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed