My new favorite movie, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”


Last night while my husband was channel surfing after dinner, we came upon the wonderful 2012 British comedy called, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.

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What I love most about the movie are the fabulous and funny quotes about life.   The film has a great line up of wonderful actors such as Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy.

The story line is about a group of British retirees who decide they will retire in India, but as they soon realize not everything goes as planned.  Throughout the movie there are cute and funny quotes that can be used in most of our real life. I will list a few of them; since I was keeping track during the movie.

  • Everything will be all right in the end….if it’s not all right then it’s not yet the end. 
  • Everybody wants happiness; nobody wants pain but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain. 
  • You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.
  • There is no past that we can bring back – by longing for it. 

The film has terrific characters who each travel to India for different reasons; the story line takes you on a journey of each of these characters.  One character played by Maggie Smith is looking for an affordable hip replacement, another character is broke and looking for romance. Each of the 9 characters has a story and the backdrop is the beautiful country of India, with its vivid colors and rich history.

Rent the movie if you cannot find it on your local channels or HBO. It is charming and will make you want to travel and meet interesting people like these characters in the movie.

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About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 37 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, Blogging, raising puppies, loves Social Media and Travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a Football Coach; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog. When she is not working you can find her traveling to exotic designations with her handsome Hubby.
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2 Responses to My new favorite movie, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

  1. joanfrankham says:

    I loved this film with all its different heart warming stories.

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