Written May 13, 2012
As a 68-year-old African American woman, I have been a victim of categorization, all my life. I was reluctant to see this movie because I thought it would be another glib tribute to the compartment for designated "old folks." Much to my surprise and joy, it was upbeat and inspirational with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith delivering heartening performances that were not "performances" at all. I believed them. Oh yeah, there are a few heavy handed "clunkers"such as the subplot of the heinous caste system, but the vigor of the characters, plus the colorful glimpses of India are far more memorable. If you can persuade a "non-senior" to see this movie, you will have given them a gift of insight and vision. It's not so bad growing old (oops!), growing up.
Written August 30, 2014
I cannot tell you how much I loved this movie...it opened yesterday and was sold out at each showing..young and old viewers...it says something about the refusal to cater to those who might want more than graphic sex, loud noises and twenty somethings doing assinine things
Please look at what is popular and give us more of this kind of fare..
Written May 19, 2012
I loved the movie. The acting was superb, the characters interesting and quirky. The cinemtography earthy. Particularly entertaining for adults of a certain age. An inspring tale of the final chapters in the book of life. This movie portrays life being worth living every moment you take a breath.
Written May 06, 2012
This is a joyride through another culture and another time that tackles character and plot development with aplomb. If you have the chance to see this movie, go.
Written September 02, 2014
this is the movie to see - the Indian characters are completely true to form......the scenes of India engaging and completely correct; it's a sweet story that works at a number of levels....the reaction of the Brits to India is very much like a lot of people from Western cultures....and they grow to love it as many do.....See the Movie....