I went to see a really good movie this week. It was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judy Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel as well as several other well known actors. With a strong cast and an excellent Indian setting it’s about a group of ageing people who find themselves on a trip to India to stay at a rundown hotel run by Dev Patel, of Slum Dog Millionaire fame.
The film is very simple and makes easy watching as the guests settle in at the hotel and each guests story of their past and what they get up to outside and inside the hotel is told. The film is fairly fast paced as all the guests think that they are past it, but events tell a different story!
About 15 minutes from the end of the movie the fire alarm sounded in the cinema so we ended up missing the final few minutes. I had to ask someone who had already seen the movie what happened in at the end. Needless to say I can’t say what the ending is !