We went to a movie Saturday night with our good friends Meg and Joe. Everyone in the audience was in their 70’s (or older). We’re used to seeing an all silver-hair crowd at classical music concerts, but at the movies?
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is about a group of British retirees who end up in Jaipur India—one (unhappily) married couple and a bunch of singles who didn’t know each other before setting out. The film has a colorful location and a great cast of misfits who eventually fit in. There are some lines that were quite funny to us, but might not amuse anyone under sixty-five.
A movie for the geezer generation. Who would have thunk it?
But wait, that’s not all. A movie about an octogenarian husband and wife facing their mortality won the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival last Sunday, beating out twenty-one other films.
Fellow 70-somethings, we’re on a roll!