The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Available September 18

I used to be all "in the know" on movies... 
If I wanted to see them, if I though they were going to be good or bad...
I had an opinion on them all... 
That was before I was a mom and definitely before we moved where there is no rental store...
I love that I get to review movies on here, so I get to still share my thoughts on the movies that are out there...
Recently, I was sent a copy of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and to be honest, I had no opinion going into it about what it was ...
My mom simply kept asking "is that the movie where they all move to India?"  
I had to tell her I had no clue, but once I watched it, I would let her know...


So ... 
Now that I have seen it, let me share with you... 

The movie actually had a great cast... 
Many of the faces were familiar and I knew I knew them, but wasn't familiar with any of the names... The three characters I recognized the most : 
Dev Patel - the kid in Slumdog Millionaire (I knew that was him, I had to look him up on IMDB to prove to my self I was correct!)  Judi Dench - Voice of Miss Lilly in Angelina Ballerina and  Maggie Smith - LOVED her in Sister Act.
The plot of the story is there is a group of senior citizens that go to India to live in a "retirement resort" of sorts...   One lady had recently lost her husband and was having to start over, so instead of moving in with her kids, she chose to go there and start a completely new life...   One couple had recently lost all of their money helping their daughter start off on a new venture... They had not had a return profit as fast as they hoped for.  Judi Dench's character actually went to India to have hip replacement surgery, as she was able to get it done faster there than if she had waited in the states... 
There are several other story lines, but you have to watch to see.
Basically, each  person has their own reason for being there... and although they may not see it yet, each person will be faced with many new "adventures" and eye opening experiences.
I personally felt like I was watching a spin off of "Eat, Pray, Love" for seniors at times... 
You may wonder how Dev Patel fits in... He is actually the owner of the hotel.  
He wants to follow in his father's footsteps of owning this exquisite hotel, but it seems everyone is against him... The hotel doesn't have doors.. Phone doesn't work... Has NO support what so ever from his mother...  
This movie was a bit slow, but it also gave you time to really feel the characters...  and to realize...
We may all have different dreams and drives to do what we want in life... But there is no excuse.  You are never too old to follow your heart! 

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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  1. My husband thinks this should win for Best Picture ~ I certainly think so too!

    S. Coster
    scoster1@comcast.net

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