Friday, April 06, 2012

FRIDAY FLICKS: The Bext Exotic Marigold Hotel

I love entering a movie theatre knowing absolutely nothing about the film I'm about to see.
No expectations to fall short.

That was the case last week when I took my folks to see THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. I knew nothing about the film and when my mum mentioned it was set in India, I was hooked!

So that's all I knew: the location.

And what a rollicking good time I had.
I laughed out loud continuously throughout the movie, though it isn't a comedy per se.

It's a poignant 'fish out of water' story about English retirees 'outsourced' to a rundown hotel in India.
Each character has a satisfying growth arc from start to finish, with plenty of romance thrown in for good measure.

With an all-star cast and excellent acting, I dare anyone not to enjoy this feel-good film.

My rating: 8/10


Liz Fielding said...

I am so desperate to see this movie! All my favourites actors and actresses. :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Liz, you will love it!

The actors/actresses really take this story to the next level.
Superb acting!

One thing I love about English actors/actresses/films is their down to earth quality.
Very appealing.

Marg said...

I am really hoping to see this movie and also Salmon Fishing in the Yemen while I have a few days off work.

Nicola Marsh said...

Saw the trailer for Salmon Fishing before this movie, Marg, it looks wonderful!