The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

is anything but second best.  We came out of the little Cinéma de la Plage last Thursday on a high, wishing there had been a second showing straight away!  I’ve ordered the DVD.

Hilarious and witty script; extraordinary plot;  fabulous cast, costumes and Jaipur setting;  perfect ending:   all contributed to a wonderful way to spend a dull, wet afternoon.  Who would have thought that Downton’s snooty Dowager Countess of Grantham-cum-Jean Brodie, Maggie Smith, could turn into a feisty cockney dilapidated old duck with language to make your hair curl?  Celia Imrie as a semi-pro courtesan was priceless casting. Bill Nighy as the bumbling tour guide, unable to remember his spiel, aroused such affection in the audience, as did Judi Dench as a trainee wheeler-dealer.  All this and countless more superb performances made this into one of the best comedy films I have seen in a very long time.

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20 Responses to 6-word-Saturday

  1. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Second best is not all that shabby!

    Six Words about Gloves

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  2. Mlissabeth says:

    I am looking forward to it coming here in the States.


  3. Awesome! Sounds like a great show! (Unfortunately we don’t have shows like that around here…)


  4. restlessjo says:

    Thanks for the recommendation, Viv. Next time I need cheering up… 🙂

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  5. I saw it a little while ago, and was prepared for it not to match up to the first one, which I loved. However… I agree wholeheartedly with your review of it. I loved it!

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  6. granny1947 says:

    This sounds like so much fun. thanks for the head’s up!

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  7. middlegirl54 says:

    Appreciate the review.

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  8. Sue says:

    Good to know, Viv – I shall hunt it out

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  9. My son and I saw it awhile back. It must come out late where you are. I LOVED it. He not so much. He wanted to smack the young lead fellow. I keep telling him it’s the writers that make him behave so awful. 🙂 I own the first one and will probably get the second. So few good films for us more mature audiences. Have a wonderful weekend.


  10. Great recommendation- must see the film now!

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  11. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Yes, I absolutely agree!

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  12. Georgia says:

    I really enjoyed that film too Viv, I’m glad you liked it.

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  13. gillena says:

    The trailers are on our TV screens now . have a good Saturday

    Much love…

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  14. tialys says:

    A film full of ‘national treasures’ – it’s bound to be worth a look. Plus, it makes a change to see a film featuring people over 40 which is uplifting rather than depressing.


  15. Ron. says:

    Good to know. Thanks, V; we’ll check it out.

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  16. Misky says:

    We saw the first one, and loved it. Now we shall hunt out the second.


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