…if it is not all right, then it is not yet the end. (Sonny, Dev Patel)
Daily Prompt: Silver Screen – Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!
I really have come to loathe the word “favorite” because it is so limiting. There is no one single movie that is my favorite, but there are many that I like for a lot of very different reasons. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the movie I watched most recently, which was last night on Netflix. It stars Judi Dench. That in itself is reason enough to see it.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. (from Rotten Tomatoes)
Evelyn (pronounced Eve’ -lin) has so many quotable lines it was impossible to choose only one. So here’s a few of the best.
The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment, as we all must.
Initially you’re overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it’s like a wave. Resist, and you’ll be knocked over. Dive into it, and you’ll swim out the other side.
There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. Only a present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws.
Great acting, beautiful scenes of India, some funny stuff and some wonderful ah-hah moments for several of the characters. Predictable? I suppose so. But thoroughly enjoyable anyway.