Wednesday, 22 February 2012

An Indian spring?

It’s the first day of Lent, but Lord knows, we could do with some colour and laughter in our lives at this time of the year - and where better to get a dose of sunshine than the vibrant, teeming-with-life streets of India: “You won’t see better for your grey pound,” as the film says.

Evocative strains of Strangers in the Night may dupe you into thinking that this is a feelgood film for the over 50s. But there’s something for everyone at the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – chiefly a busload of award winning actors ready to make us feel happy, whether we are old, gay, underprivileged, disabled, bereaved, post-menopausal, ostracised by our family, or whatever…

It’s quite a lot to take in, but I bet you come out smiling at the end - especially as the film offers us the chance to "travel to the top of the mountain" and live life to the full. “It’s never too late to change,” as we said a while ago at ShopCurious.

Though before you cash in and dash off on a soon-to-be-senior-citizens' tour of the great sub-continent, whilst Europe implodes, why not just step back and reconsider your responsibilities…

Will you?

1 comment:

Jan said...

With this cast how could it be bad?
On my list (time poor again).