‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ DVD Review: This Hotel Is Worth a Visit
A lot of times I pick movies solely based on their odd names. And then I purposely avoid researching them, electing instead to find out for myself when I press “Play.” That’s what I did with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Or tried to. I cheated a little, because the name can hint towards any genre (Is this Marigold Hotel haunted? Is it full of Hangover-esque shenanigans? Is it full of secret passages for childhood adventures?) and I wanted to be at least semi-prepared.
A quick Google search informed me the movie was a “British comedy drama,” whatever that was. Those are three words that can go any way, really. At first glance, the picture on the back of the DVD showed a bunch of old people in vacation-gear. A British comedy drama about old people? What, oh what, have I gotten myself into? But then I slid the disc into my laptop, pressed play and all my doubts vanished. This is a really, really good movie… (click title above to continue reading)