The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Giveaway

by Jennifer Sikora

My mother-in-love is a movie buff. She loves to go to the theater and catch a good heartwarming flick whenever she has the chance. In fact, I am surprising her with some movie tickets when I go visit her for a night out on the town with a friend. She’s going to be so excited!

She and I went to the movies awhile back to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This movie was one of the best movies I have seen. My sweet mother-in-love really liked it a lot because she is a senior herself. During the movie, she kept saying, “I would love to do something like that one day.”

I really, really liked this movie a lot. The thought of seniors finding love, touring a city and country that they have never been in — it just appeals to me. I hope that one day my mother-in-love can do all the things she wants to do. I think this movie gives her some hope that it can be done. You just have to put your mind to it.

About the movie:

An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a “true classic that reminds us that it’s never too late to find love and a fresh beginning at any age.” (Rex Reed, The New York Observer)

Chef Bal from the Food Network show The Spice Goddess also shares a delicious Indian recipe and her views of the movie as well:

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I received a copy of the movie in order to write my review. All opinions listed are my own.



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Tabitha Pyle October 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

retire is why they go

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2 Tiffany M in MS October 4, 2012 at 11:02 pm

they go there to Retire

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3 PinkyPlatz October 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Retire. Thanks for the giveaway!

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4 Natalie October 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

They go to retire. And I have been dying to see this movie – so glad you liked it!

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5 Christine October 5, 2012 at 1:03 am

They go to retire.
Thanks for the chance!

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6 Susan P. October 5, 2012 at 2:00 am

Retire – Thanks for the review. My MIL always relies on my movie tastes to suggest movies for her so I know which one I’ll be suggesting.

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7 amy v October 5, 2012 at 9:32 am

retire. i’ve wanted to see this movie so thanks for the opportunity!

annae07@aol.com

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8 paige aka mrs. bacon October 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

to outsource their retirement.. at a resort….:)

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9 Jenny October 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

They travel to India to retire.

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10 Dorisk8s October 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

They go to retire

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11 Cheryl Abdelnour October 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

They go to retire.

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12 Troy October 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

They go there to retire on the cheap.

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13 Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) October 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

They went there to retire. I haven’t seen this movie, sounds really funny.

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14 Kelly Blackwell October 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

Outsource their retirement. :) Looks like just the place. :)

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15 DEBIJOT October 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

to outsource their retirement

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16 Karen Medlin October 6, 2012 at 6:51 am

They go to Retire

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17 mrsshukra October 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

They went to India to retire.

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18 Auriette October 8, 2012 at 1:08 am

The seven seniors go to India to retire. I’ve been wanting to see this since I saw the trailer for the first time.

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19 Cynthia C October 8, 2012 at 6:55 am

They go there to retire.

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20 TINA HARWOOD October 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

to outsource their retirement

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21 Daniel M October 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

they go to retire

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22 Melissa Belle October 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm

To retire, something we all wish we could do!! lol
sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

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23 nannypanpan October 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm
24 Rebecca October 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

They go to retire

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25 Janet F October 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

They go to India to retire.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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26 Jeanine October 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

They go there to retire

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27 Christopher Gx October 11, 2012 at 1:28 am

Retirement is why they go.

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28 Thomas F October 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

The chose retirement.

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29 pearl October 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

They go to retire.

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30 Staci A October 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

They go there to retire.

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31 Carol W October 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The go to retire. thanks

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32 Jenna M Osborne October 13, 2012 at 5:31 am

They go to retire.

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33 Wendy M October 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

outsource their retirement

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34 Wendy October 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

They go to India for retirement.

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35 andrea October 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

they go to decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India,

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36 Gaye M October 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

They go to retire.

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37 Sherri October 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

They go there to retire

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38 Angela W October 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

they go there to Retire

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39 Amber October 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

They travel to India to retire!

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40 Adrienne Gordon October 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

retire is the answer

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41 Denise S October 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm

They go there to retire.

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42 Liz Newsome October 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm

They go to retire!

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43 Shirley Y October 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I saw this movie and loved it!

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44 corrie October 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm

they go to retire :P

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45 ryan minton October 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm

they move there to retire

rypm25@aol.com

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46 angie October 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm

They go there to retire.

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47 Lucy Schwartz October 15, 2012 at 1:51 am

They plan to retire there.

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48 Mary Beth Elderton October 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

They travel to “outsource” their retirement

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49 pamela james October 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

Retire. This sounds like a sweet movie.

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50 Kerrie Mayans October 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

They go to retire.

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51 juliette moire October 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

retire! i would love to do that myself :-)

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52 Jenna M Wood October 15, 2012 at 10:51 am

They go there to retire.

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53 Teresa Thompson October 15, 2012 at 11:34 am

Retire. Thanks for the giveaway!

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54 jayedee October 15, 2012 at 11:38 am

retire – seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement

jayedee.dewitt@gmail.com

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55 Van October 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

In their golden years to retire.

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56 Chuck October 15, 2012 at 11:54 am

They all go for their retirement.

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57 June October 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Would like to see this movie, (they go there to retire)

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58 Don October 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

This movie sounds really good, they retire there.

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59 stephie October 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Retire! I would love to do that!

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60 Angela October 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Retirement is way off in my future.

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61 Garrett October 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Maybe some day…… retire!

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62 Ed Nemmers October 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

in order to Retire!

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63 Ciara B. October 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

they go to retire

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64 Connie Gruning October 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

retire! Can I go too please?!

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65 Alexa B. October 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

outsource their retirement.

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66 steve weber October 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

they go there to retire.

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67 Robert Pyszk October 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

It’s to retire :)

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68 Jennifer Peaslee October 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

They go to retire

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69 Cody October 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

retire!
cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

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70 Lori D. October 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

To retire some day in the future.

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71 Mary OBrien October 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Retire. We’d love to watch this.

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72 Claire October 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm

To retire. thanks for the chance.

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73 Nancy October 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

They go to India to retire!

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74 Jacob LaFountaine October 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm

They go to retire

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75 Erica C. October 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Retire :) is the answer

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76 Sarah L October 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm

They go to retire. I’ve seen the movie and it is wonderful. I’ll enjoy having it to watch again and again.
Thanks for the contest.

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77 Breanne October 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

They go to retire

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78 dani marie October 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

they go to retire.

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79 Sand October 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm

To retire. It’s a really cute movie!

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