The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

People meet near the end of their lives, going to a distant place for most of them. A place totally different from where they have grown, a place with a different culture, habits, a place that insults the senses as no other place can do that. Yet, it is like a wave: resist and you are lost, go with it and you’ll get to the other side. English self-sarcasm at its best, well portrayed characters, and so much
wisdom in that film that it could not but come from a book.It is not only the tag line I adored in the movie:

  • The only failure is the failure for not trying
  • The measure of success is the way we deal with failure
  • Everything will go alright at the end and if it does not, it is not the end yet!

It is the way they are blended into the plot, the density of the story, the acting, … everything, at the right amount. What could a better closing be than the scene where two cross-cultural, at opposite ages, couples greet each other bike-riding?

My rating: 08/10


  1. I just watched this movie for the first time tonight, and I adored it. Your description was dead-on. You’re right about the end too…it was perfect. 🙂

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