Niagara Gazette — Though it did not make the Academy Awards, the film was bestowed with the Best International Film award for showcasing Indian filming locations, and the film and cast including Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tena Desae, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, and Ronald Pickup earned five nominations from the British Independent Film Awards last year.
Besides the beautiful scenery of India, the captivating storyline about how a group of retired elderly retirees deal with change and loss, and how the whole scenario is portrayed by the extraordinary cast, The Marigold Hotel offers a number of parallels that some of us in a city such as Niagara Falls might find entertaining, if not instructive:
• It’s never too late to look for what you’re looking for, you might just find it
• Something new and exciting can be just around the corner
• We can all learn from each other
• Everything will be alright in the end, so if it’s not alright, it is not yet the end
And we might likewise be reminded by the lessons the cartoons probably tried to teach us; among other things, don’t steal, lie, or cheat; be fair, be nice, be good; bad guys, especially bullies always get caught in the end.Contact Bill Bradberry at firstname.lastname@example.org