A very simple travel log of events in the life of several aging couples, forced by circumstances to migrate to India. The terrific setting, staging, editing and cinematography combined with top shelf acting brings this otherwise plain story to vivid life.
The hotel in Jaipur was a visual treat, with its arched doorways and traditional motifs painted on walls, beautiful architecture with terraces... yet run down, badly in need of a fresh coat of paint and basically falling apart. The wonderful cast of British characters were simply awesome. Ofcourse I am biased - but the shots of India, the chaotic street life, the buses, the markets, are wonderfully done and quite authentic. Thoroughly enjoyed the music and the British humor as well. I loved how the story unfolds little by little. and draws the viewers into the lives of these characters helping us understand their complexities and personalities.
I scrolled through some of the Netflix reviews and saw quite a range of stars for this movie, A lot of viewers loved it - but then quite a few poor ratings as well. I give this movie 4.5 stars out of 5. Let me know how you like it....
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