MOVIE REVIEW This
week's reviewed movie is:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
THE BEST EXOTIC
The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel is a comedy about a group of
aging Brits who decide (for financial and health
problems) to spend their golden years in India, led
astray by fraud advertising for this hotel for sale.
On arrival they discover that the place falls short
of the romantic dream promised in the brochure.
This is a delightful movie for the older crowd.
What makes it work is the English characters that
were brought to life by top-notch able actors who
give this film substance -- making it enjoyable and
fun to watch.
Seven English retirees can
only afford what is promised in the brochure -- a
luxury retirement hotel in India-- but what they
find at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is not
everything that was promised.
Each finds a brand new world in a funny, charming,
and beautifully directed film.
With this many outstanding actors, how could you go
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is
one of those comfortable, harmless British films
that attempts a fairly good, interesting, and
amusing two hours without providing material that
could be explained as edgy or stimulating.
The unusual thing about this production is that the
youngest member of the seven characters is 60 years
It is rare for a flick to depend on such an elderly
Although a little youth is thrown in, they are only
For those who have a special attraction for
lighthearted predictable drama featuring some of the
best actors working in the UK, this picture might be
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