Sunday, September 23, 2012

Movie Review and winner of the giveaway..........

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.


Kaisievic said...

I hope that you and DH are both feeling much better today. How is your hayfever?

Jane and Chris said...

I think it's worth watching for the cast alone.It's on my wish list!
Jane x

~Carla~ said...

Really want to see ths... Will have to put it on my library list! :)

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Gill,
Thanks for coming over to Lady B's. Nice to meet you.
I loved the characters in the story-they young Indian gentleman-all of them really save one. Enjoyed the laughs and the idea of making the best of your life.
Ruthie from:

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I intend to watch it as soon as I can find some free time. I agree with Jane -- top notch cast -- all of them my favorites. I will let you know what I think of it but I can't see me not liking it.

Cash Only Living said...

Im looking forward to watching that movie. I didnt know some of the cast were British--I LOVE British humor...cracks me up!

Anonymous said...

Mum and I are longing to see this movie,but waiting for the price to come down a little in the shops :)Such a great cast,Xxxx

John Going Gently said...

maggie smith PLAYS maggie smith in EVERYTHING she appears in me thinks!!!!

ChrisJ said...

I want to see this. I love British films and British humor -- of course. The TV show I like is probably a mystery to the vast majority of the US. It is called Vera and takes place somewhere near Newcastle. I love the Geordy accent.

momto8blog said...

thanks for the review and information. we are always always looking for some kind of entertainment that is not morally offensive!!
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have a great week.

megan blogs said...

I should like to see this movie as i like movies that i think about afterwards.