movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
starring:Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy
format: Netflix Canada
plot:After finding success with his hotel for seniors, the hotel manager is hoping to branch out and open a second one, but first must impress the hotel inspector.
This movie plays around with the ideas of mistaken identity, second chances, loneliness, betrayal and what people will do to combat them. There are a few small rivalries between the hotel manager and his girlfriend's best male friend, who it at first appears is trying to take her from him. We watch him become blinded by his dream of a second hotel, to the point of ignoring not just her but his customers.
Meanwhile, half the rest of the characters are trying to figure out just how to start over with careers and relationships while all in their 60's and 70's. One of the characters, believes he's accidentally, put a hit out on his wife. He spends a good chunk of the film trying to keep her from death, while in the end she's actually been having an affair because she feels he's bored with her.
I'm not sure what I thought of this film? It draws a balance between beginnings and ending fairly well, sea-sawing between the two elements.
what did I learn? Take a risk