Monday, June 18, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - movie review

First off - I loved this movie!  I was so excited to see it playing at my local theater.  "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a retirement destination in India for "the elderly and beautiful."  So far, so good -- the brochure is a delight on the eyes.  The price makes retirement possible for seven Brits making the move -- all for different reasons.

The cast is amazing -- Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson.  Wow - I love all these actors.  Celia Imrie plays a woman after my own heart - she's a feisty thing.  And Ronald Pickup is a total delight.   Dev Patel (you may remember him from Slumdog Millionaire) plays the enthusiastic and optimistic owner of the Hotel.  I think we need more of his kind in the world! 
This movie is charming, funny and heartwarming.  I didn't know it until I watched the credits -- this movie is based on the novel 'These Foolish Things' by Deborah Moggach.   Now I can't wait to read the book.

I didn't want to give too much away in case you go see the movie -- if you do, tell me what you think!!



sandee said...

I haven't even heard of this movie, wonder what rock I have been hiding under? HA! It sounds delightful though and I will keep my eye open for it! Hope you're having a wonderful day! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

505whimsygirl said...

It's a great movie Sandee. Been writing my project pinterest post -- just need to add my photos (will do at home tonight).


scrapwordsmom said...

This looks like FUN, Kay!

Di said...

Drat, I read the book and left it in the apartment in Spain for others to enjoy. It's a bit different to the film but worth a read.

Finally, I got out today and posted your ATC honey! Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Someone else I know was recently talking about this movie. It doesn't sound like my kind of thing. Have you heard of the movie God Bless America? Now THAT sounds like my kind of thing. I'm afraid to watch it though. It may give me ideas.

Connie said...

Hi there Kay, well Steve and I don't make it to the movies very often . . . we are the fall a sleep in front of the boob tube kind of people, especially me. We have a shelf of DVDs and VHSs and Steve tells everyone that I've seen the beginning of all of our movies. I just get relaxed in the evening and can't seem to keep my eys open, LOL. This movie does sound fun, maybe we will caught it on TV next year. Thanks for stopping by and visiting, I always look forward to your visits. Have a wonderful day. Connie :)
P.S. I LOVE the photos of your trip to Colorado. That old store with all the cars and gas pumps is fabulous. I am so happy that you carry our camera with you wherever you go. Thanks for sharing your adventures.

Chris said...

Hi Kay, I reviewed this movie on my blog a week or so ago too. I enjoyed it. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Barb King said...

YOu are the second person to recommend this to me in a week! Guess I'd better go see it. Thanks, barb

Spyder said...

Haven't seen this but anything with Maggie and Judy and Bill and Tom has to be a good one for a lazy Sunday Afternoon when it's raining! Trust you to notice the pinny! I knew it would be you! (Or Doone or.....)


May said...

Hi, This movie is on my list to see.. it has had good reviews... I hope you are well Kay missed you this week not linking up to WOYWW.. Have a lovely happy week... Hugs May x x x

Angie said...

I really want to see this but the nearest proper cinema is over an hour by bus so I willprobably wait til its available through other methods ...great review btw.

butlersabroad said...

Haven't heard of this movie but you've just listed some of my favourite actors so I'll definitely give it a go, sounds like it will be very good. Weather is supposed to be cooler next week so I hope to get back in my room!


Neesie said...

I went to see the movie a few months ago with a friend. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. The cast was amazing and all play their roles brilliantly.
Don't be put off by the storyline because there's something in there for everyone.
I laughed and shed a tear...a great movie and would recommend anyone to go and see it!
I'll be getting the DVD when it comes out too ;D
Have a great weekend Kay!

Victoria said...

I went to see this a few months ago when it was in the cinema here in the UK. It is wonderful! Great British humour!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi there Kay Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ having great fun there with your cooking up above and es went and saw that movie with my soters and it had some great one liners that had everyone around cracking up - what was so good everyone else was laughing as much as we did so was a feel good movie which I love I hate coming away feeling miserable after being entertained!!! Shaz in Oz.x