As many of you know I was asked to review the movie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
I decided to watch it on Saturday afternoon. I was supposed to watch it with a group of people but no one was around. Also I can concentrate more by myself.
Anyhow, despite the fact it was a little slow to get going, it was an okay movie, and one where the longer you watch it, the more you get involved with the characters. However more importantly in my opinion, it made you think about it even after you had watched it. As it made me go over what the characters had said and done.
My favourite character/actor was Muriel, played by Maggie Smith. She had a dislike for Asians,but due to various circumstances she ends up in India, which of course is populated by Asians. What she says and does is quite amusing.
Although this movie isn't going to make you have a life changing experience, it will make you think afterwards about your own life. It also tells you that regardless of age, you can make changes to your normal life and you will adapt and survive if you have the right attitude.
I think it's a movie aimed at people in the prime of their lives, more than the youngsters. Dd had seen it and said it was okay, but it was more for people "our age group," and I tend to agree with her.
For those of you who have seen it but are not British, did you enjoy it, as with the main characters being British based I wasn't sure if you would "get" all the little British jokes and comments?
I will watch it again and I would like to read the book the movie was based on, "These Foolish Things," by Deborah Moggach.
As mentioned I am giving away the Blu-ray disc and the winner is.................Rose from Pics and Piecing...........well done Rose. Thanks to all that entered.