Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - movie

Laura and I loved this movie starring Maggie Smith,  Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie,  Tena Desae and so many more.  Directed by John Madden, the screenplay was written by Ol Parker, from novel "These Foolish Things" by Deborah Moggach.  Mostly set it India it follows the lives of "elderly and beautiful" who have opted for the dream of a young man who wants India to be the place where the elderly are outsourced, from countries who don't care for the old to India. The first group are English and the understated English humor is replete with depth of character.  The back drop is the exotic busy flamboyant world of modern day India with a whole range of responses and adaptations or lack there of.  A truly remarkable film rich in humanity and charm.  A must see for anyone over 50 or anyone young and in love with a dream.

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