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The Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

Here's the trailer!

Original title: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Origin: England

Director: John Madden

Screenwriter: Ol Parker, Deborah Moggach

With: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel

I went to the theater expecting to watch a light comedy and unpretentious! What was my surprise when I saw a fun movie, of course, but at the same time, deep and serious. And better yet, without ever losing the charm and sophistication of British humor!

The story, based on the novel by British writer Deborah Moggach brings up a number of important issues that affect our postmodern society, which increasingly older.

As Et Si On Vivait Tous Ensemble, released in France earlier this year - read the criticism on this site, post Day 29/1/12- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel direct their gaze to this generation, more and more numerous, which reaches 60 or 70 years in great shape, still full of will to live, to see and do. A group of people, and emotional losses and certain physical limitations, still faced daily with many types of prejudice and mistreatment.

While in the French film, a group of friends in his 60/70 decides to join and share the same roof, sharing so your day-to-day, their anxieties, joys, fears, insecurities and, above all, a beautiful friendship in British film, a roof will be shared by seven unknown. In this case, a group of retired, widowed, single, who after finding themselves facing financial problems, moral or emotional, leave for an adventure in India, giving new chance their lives.

Inspired by the promises read in a promotional brochure or on the Internet, presenting a new concept of residence aimed at people "mature and beautiful," the unknown flying to the east in the hope of a better life and greater dignity. Once there, however, they discover the Palace of the photos was actually falling apart. Pure hype! The owner, a young rogue (Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire star) and at the same time naive, optimistic character caricatamente, insists that everything is a matter of time, and soon the Marigold Hotel will shine again as in the past.

Faced with this major disappointment, or stolen - what do you do? Resign or face? Forwards or Backwards? Embracing that life offers, or retreat into their own unhappiness?

And so, between comings and goings between mysteries and discoveries, the seven characters go slowly in revealing their strengths and weaknesses, their strengths and weaknesses, their wounds and desires, their stories and their lived so many others dreamed. All done in a balanced manner, measuring the right amount of humor and seriousness that the questions often asked.

Otherwise, the film also shows a contrast of India, caste prejudices, clash of generations. An India sari who lives side by side with India in jeans. A country that is slowly opening up to new ideas, but they fear losing their traditions. A culture that still keeps the simplicity their greater wisdom.

Thus, the eyes and lenses of John Madden - the director of Shakespeare in Love - Jaipur opens before us in the crowd confused dollies, or general plans magnificently revealing its many colors, people, motorcycles, tuk-tuks can almost ... smell of curry in the air!

We left then The Exotic Marigold Hotel with the feeling that regardless of the place - India, Brazil, China, England, Morocco or Mars - where there to see, what to do and to find out after they reach 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100 years (my grandma Dolores say so! She will celebrate her 98 years next month, super full and lucid, so proud of his large family). Just being able to see and to believe that it is never too late to experience the bliss!

~ By Lilia Lustosa on May 27, 2012.

One Response to "The Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)"

  1. Super recommend the movie! It is excellent with beautiful ensimamentos.
    For those interested, still recommend a visit to the official website:

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