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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: a movie

the breakfast at La Madeleine
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is beyond expectations. I went to see it with my husband today because it looked good on the preview. Guess what? It was so much better than I hope. Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith are excellent.

Dev Patel's character, Sonny, have a dream. He also has a habit of seeing what things are going to be, not what they really are at the moment. He advertised his hotel as a place to stay for the "old and beautiful." The characters are finely drawn even though there are many of them. I do not feel like anyone was left out in the telling.

There's Evelyn Greenslade played by Judi Dench. Her husband did not leave her anything to inherit, so she travels to India and blogs while she's at it. We hear her narration throughout the story. There's Douglas Ainsley, who's retirement is tied up in his daughter's Internet company. There's a former judge who used to live in India. He's looking forward to he trip.

Perhaps, my most favorite character is the one played by Maggie Smith. She's a tragedy and a triumph, awkward and funny and I think well developed. She does not want to have anything to people of colors at first. She does not want to try to like India. She's also there for a hip replacement surgery. Outsource surgery is infinitely cheaper than having it done in Britain.

I love the journey that this movie took me though. I would like to see more of this type of film. Btw, my husband and I went to the 10:55 am and we had a lovely breakfast at La Madeleine. Have you tried their egg champaignon and strawberry Romanov? It's delicious. Perfect thing to eat before an early movie.

that entertaining movie you hope to get often; excellent
a view of Northpark,  inside the mall

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