Sunday, June 10, 2012

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful


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Yes, my husband and I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie and we think it is best appreciated in the theater, so you can absorb some of the atmosphere of India, the street scenes, the market stalls, the buildings.

I recommend this movie, with the main characters being in the over 60s in age set, and include Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy.

They are living on tights budgets in England and all receive brochures touting the magnificence of a hotel where British retirees will be pampered. The full name of the hotel is cute: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful. Trusting the brochure each character decides to move to India. The hotel is managed by a sweet optimistic young man, played by Dev Patel. He is enthusiastic in his belief that his hotel, woefully run down, will be renewed.

I won't say more, don't want to give away the plot.

22 comments:

BumbleVee said...

hahah...immediately I thought...they probably all end up working there to keep it running....

sounds like a fun one to see....I love Bill NIghy....

lemonverbenalady said...

Wish there were more movies like this one, Terra, but I'm not a targeted audience any more! It was very good and what a cast! xxoo Nancy

High Heeled Life said...

Sounds like a movie to watch!! Thanks for sharing it... that photo is so vibrant!! xo HHL

the wild magnolia said...

magnificent. i cannot wait to see this. glad to hear the movie is good.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Haven't been to a movie in years! Thanks for visiting me.
Have a great week.
Deb

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I want to make it out to see this movie before it disappears and now I will make it a priority! Love the cast.

farmlady said...

I saw some previews for this on TV.Looked very good. As soon as it get to Netflix I will spend the evening with it.
Thanks

Amrita said...

Hi Terra, sounds like a good one. I did not hear of this movie. I would like to watch it if I get a chance.

Dev Patel is in Slumdog Millionaire

Karen said...

We saw it too. Absolutely spectacular! Great story line and wonderful scenery. Good story for any age.

Sue said...

I have heard only good things about this movie...must see it this weekend....Thank you for stopping by my blog...You will enjoy the writings of Mary Kay Andrews....she is a hoot...very funny stuff..

Ginny said...

This sounds like a charming movie. I have not heard of it, I wonder if it is being shown here?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have plans to see it tomorrow!

Privet and Holly said...

Terra, I SO want to
see this!! My mom is
visiting and we both
love this type of film,
so I am now going to
see if it's playing here.
Thanks for the review : )

Happy Monday!

xo Suzanne

Recovering Church Lady said...

Hi thanks for coming by my blog today! I am following you now cause this all look so interesting!
I have a feeling I going to like that movie too!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi terra,
Sounds like an interesting movie,
is it a comedy???

thanks for coming by hon, I finally posted today............

Hope you are doing well,
Blessings, Nellie

Red Rose Alley said...

I'll have to watch this movie. I love to see the surroundings of India. Thank you for your comment. I can't take credit for the candle photo - it is just something that I came across. Yes, Jesus does ignite our inner spirit. What a beautiful thing for you to say.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Patricia said...

I am so pleased to read this blog post. We have been considering seeing the movie and have heard differing opinions. I read recently how Judith Dench, whose work I truly admire, is suffering from macular degeneration and has central vision loss and had to have her script read to her so she could learn her lines. It may be her last work.

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Annmarie Pipa said...

Thank you for this recommendation...it sound alike movie I would definitely enjoy!!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

This movie has everything that makes a movie great, in my mind anyway. It has a marvoulous cast, great humor, several good story lines and beautiful scenery! Best seen on a big screen if you can, I think.

Cottage Tails said...

I really enjoyed this movie too and did see it on the big screen - the colour was amazing!
Thanks for saying hi on our blog - lovely to meet folk who pop in
Love leanne xx

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