* Movie Mom *
I loved the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and when I heard a sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, was coming--woohoo!
Sadly, my paper (who gives the hardest ratings of all humankind to movies) gave it a C. Did not matter to me. I went anyway and was DELIGHTED!
The Second Marigold has our cast settled into jobs, life, and an approaching marriage; however, the hotel is bursting at the seams and the only solution: open a second hotel. The cast is features an ensemble cast featuring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn, and Richard Gere.
The acting was smooth as always with Maggie Smith getting great lines and a tear-jerker ending. And maybe that was the reviewer's problem. He wanted more mystery instead of just a nice story about people.
I liked it and have spread the word because reviewing is subjective. And what one person likes, another may or may not. Many people like sci-fi. I'm not a sci-fi person (yes, adore Star Wars); so I tend to avoid those.
Are there film genres you prefer over others? Do you always follow someone else's reviews when choosing what to watch?