Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

"The only real failure, is the failure to try.  And the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment, as we always must.  We came here and we tried, all of us in our different ways.  Can we be blamed for feeling we are too old to change?  Too scared of disappointment to start it all again.  We get up in the morning, we do our best.  Nothing else matters.  But it's also true that the person that risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing.  All we know about the future is that it will be different.  But perhaps what we fear, is that it will be the same.  So we must celebrate the changes, because as someone once said, Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end." ~The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel~
I LOVED it!  Bloody brilliant!  It isn't going to be for everyone, one has to enjoy British films, I think, to enjoy it.  But whether you enjoy British films or not, it was wonderful.  Great cast, acting, and locale.  Beautifully shot, and superbly acted with a well written script and plot.  Dev Patel was perfect in his role, funny, charming, personable, just delightful!  And he held his own with the veteran actors.  Maggie Smith was a cantankerous delight.  Tom Wilkinson was a subtle strength.  Dame Judi Dench, bittersweet.  Bill Nighy, played a more subdued role, but did so wonderfully.  All the actors were fantastic.  And Tena Desae, oh my, she is a yum yum, yummy delishy curry dish.  Wo sigh...
Def a must see.  I give it XXX out of 3XXX's.  Stay Entertained! Happy Viewing!

New Burchases 2.16.13

Oh B&N buy 2 get the 3rd one free, you are a wicked temptress that I am too weak to resist.  Picked up the following new books:

                                Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

                           The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

                                     Dark Places by Gillian Flynn


Very excited about these!