The cast is great. Oh, and it being a Wes Anderson picture, his first actual period piece, it looks amazing. I have to admit to being a sucker for the seaside, New England aesthetics anyway, particularly of the old school variety, and Anderson just nails it here. And come to find out, and I wish I had realized this before, but this whole thing was shot in Rhode Island. I guess I knew this but I never put two and two together. I was really excited when they showed the aftermath of a storm that it shows a large hotel that is actually in my hometown: The Ocean House. I then went back and read some more, and, sure thing, the whole thing had been filmed on islands and areas in and around Rhode Island. This has to be the best (or one of the best) purely New England movies, it just has that feel, which, yes makes me nostalgic even though I still live here.