Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

We went to the cinema last night and saw this great movie, despite the critics not being impressed.

Guardian: needs a Stannah stairlift to get it up to any level of watchability.
Daily Express: The cliché-ridden plot is predictable.
Sunday Times: If there's one thing worse than being ignored, it's being patronised.

How pompous and out of touch with the real world!  Fortunately, the rest of the public take as much notice of the critics as we did, and despite the fact that it was the Tuesday of the second week after release, the cinema was easily 3/4 full.

And the movie was terrific.  It was often laugh-out-loud funny, and equally reduced you to tears.  Sure, you have to suspend disbelief, but then you do for Bond movies, for Shakespeare, for Alien.  This was just such fun, and we came away chuckling, having already decided to buy the DVD when it comes out.

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