The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

MV5BMjIwNjkwMDI2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDc1ODIyNw@@._V1._SY317_CR0,0,214,317_Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton

A group of British retirees, unknown to each other, meet at the airport on their way to India to stay at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Most are white and middle-class and down on their luck/retirement funds.

They are looking for a new experience in a time in their lives when changes are happening, and most of them are looking for somewhere cheap to stay.

The hotel is run by a young, enthusiastic man who inherited it from his father and wants to return it to its former glory, despite costs, his own perceived failings, and a family working against him.

The guests have a range of different experiences, some are good and some are bad – some have closure, new romance, new friendship, a new way to look at the world. Maggie Smith plays a working class racist who is transformed by the very people she wanted to hate.

This was a charming film. It was fun, colourful, moving and uplifting, also having romance and humour. All the characters had a place and purpose in the story, and worked well to move the plot along together.

I didn’t expect to enjoy the film as much as I did. The final scene made me feel that life is worth living no matter what age you are – go out and live it!

 

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Posted on 08/01/2013, in the whole rom com list and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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