The Most Excellent Marigold

By wolfears
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.
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

By janier
Written May 14, 2012
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..
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I'd stay at the hotel

By Escapeforamoment
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.
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The Best Exotic Trip You'll Take in 2012 - Starring Dev Patel et alia

By CherylFarney
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.
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Great movie

By MotherNan
Written May 19, 2012
We really enjoyed the movie. It was funny, and sad and heartwarming and sometimes bittersweet. The characters were real - the kind that you can root for or feel sorry for or hope will change. It was interesting to see the transformations that took place through the various characters and circumstances. I enjoyed visiting India through the movie - reminded me some of the middle east. It is a movie that will appeal strongly to a more mature audience since it lacks the 'action' and 'chase scenes' that seem to dominate many movies today.
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