“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
That’s what my friend told me as we pulled up to the theater.
I haven’t been to a movie in ages and had no idea what was out (except for the Hunger Games – who could not know that’s out?) so I was happy to let her chose the movie and surprise me. After all, she was treating me.
She told me a few times what we were seeing but the name was too long for me to remember.
We sat in the dark as the trailers ran and I asked, “Is is a drama? A comedy? A thriller?”
I had absolutely no idea.
“If I didn’t know you so well,” I said chuckling to her, “I’d be afraid you’re taking me to a porno.”
She looked at me curiously…
“The best exotic hotel?” I questioned (not being able to remember the rest of the name).
She assured me it was not a porno. (Far from it!)
Imagine my surprise and delight when some of the opening scenes revealed that the film is set in India.
Oh my heart. Love.
And then of course the title also made so much sense.
To be honest, it probably could have been a below average movie and I still would have loved it just based on the fact that it was India, blessed India.
She really was one of the main “characters”.
It was a sweet line up of Brittish stars (ie Judy Dench, Maggie Smith,e tc.) and a nice little story line about a bunch of seniors “finding themselves” during a sort of “gap year” for the elderly. (Minus the “year” part.)
(Oh, it also had the adorable star of Slumdog Millionaire… whose name I can’t recall.)
Sweet little story line, quirky characters, and ohhhh beautiful India.
I left with a big smile on my face and a skip in my step.
India. If nothing else, India……. *sigh*
I had no idea that going to the movies on a Wednesday night would leave me so incredibly stir crazy to get out of here.
Q for you: This was probably the worst (non) movie review ever written considering I mostly just waffled on and on about India. Have you seen the film? What did you think?
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Adriel also writes (using spell check!) on motherhood and parenting on The Mommyhood Memos.