Friday, April 06, 2012
FRIDAY FLICKS: The Bext Exotic Marigold Hotel
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