We recently showed The Avengers, a movie where Universes collided in mayhem and destruction at a superhuman level. Dial this back a little and add more collisions and you have The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
TBEMH is a very well done, very funny yet poigant story of a group of retirees from Great Britain who can’t afford to live there. They learn about TBEMH from a brochure and move to India to spend their last years in luxury. Lo and behold, the brochure was Photoshopped and is nothing like the brochure. It is a run down, broken down hotel run by a young man whose favorite saying is “Things always work out in the end. And if they don’t work out, it must not be the end.”
The rest of the movie is a series of contrasts and collisions of old and young, new and old, tradtional and modern, gay and straight and so much more. There are many laugh out loud moments and serious romantic moments. Each character is well drawn which makes the movie seem much shorter than the 124 minutes run time. Some are good and one is horrid but I found I really liked them all.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is well worth the watch and is held over until July5th.. You have no reason not to see it!