Thursday, February 4, 2016

Not sure how this one ended up in the queue

but we watched it last night, and we both loved it. Somewhere along the way, we must have seen a trailer for it, and so Stephen probably did a search. Or maybe DirecTV gave us another free weekend for one of the premium channels, and it was in the guide over the weekend, and the blurb sounded interesting. I really don't know how it made its way into the queue. But I'm glad it did.

We both had yesterday off, and I didn't feel like going anywhere. Stephen left for a little bit to do some in-person browsing at Barnes & Noble and Ikea. When he got back, I think he did a little more writing, and then we had plenty of evening ahead of us for television and/or movie watching.

So we watched this little sleeper of a film from 2014. Tragedy strikes just past the opening, so we pretty much knew that things had to get better, and there'd be conflict along the way. Watching it, you immediately know which characters you like, and which you don't like, and for whom you'll be cheering, and who will have major growth arcs, and for whom you'll shout "Good Riddance!" when they leave. It's not like this particular flick leaves you guessing.

Still, it's a completely enjoyable journey. We learned a little, along the way. We laughed a lot, along the way. We both gave it thumbs up at the end of the viewing. It probably didn't get much attention when it was in theaters due to both a poorly-run ad campaign and its lack of earth-shatteringness. It's no The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but then again, how many movies out there are? Even the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel isn't. ;)

We like our little Brit-flicks. We like a little slice of India, here and there. I don't think we'll be expanding the Bollywood section of our Blu-Ray collection anytime soon, but we do like the ones we've seen, including all three of these.


  1. Would really love to know the name of "this one". Dang.

    1. Look at the IMDb links... I like to link things when I blog, particularly movie titles and actors.


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