The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
My cousin told me I should watch this movie. She thought I’d really like it. I looked it up. First thing I realised was that it’s about a group of seniors. I thought, “Nyeh… Sounds like a drag.” And obviously, I was wrong. It’s an AMAZING movie. I laughed and I cried and I thought at the end, “I’d definitely want to watch this again.”
I’m sharing some quotes/favourite bits.
Evelyn: [about their new environment] Initially you’re overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it’s like a wave. Resist, and you’ll be knocked over. Dive into it, and you’ll swim out the other side.
Evelyn: There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. Only a present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws.
Jean: The whole thing is actually tremendously exciting. Not just getting on the plane, but getting on the plane and turning left.
Norman Cousins: Turning left?
Jean: First class. And home in time for our fortieth wedding anniversary. We haven’t quite decided how to mark the occasion.
Madge Hardcastle: Perhaps a minute’s silence.
Evelyn: We get up in the morning. We do our best. Nothing else matters.
Evelyn: The only real failure is the failure to try. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing.
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