The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Seven retired people are heading to Jaipur,India, where, as they believe, they want to spend the rest of their lives in a posh retirement resort. As it turns out, the supposedly dreamy Marigold Hotel does not look anything like the brochure. It is run by a young, ambitious, and adventurous entrepreneur named Sonny, who has herited the hotel and is doing his best to turn it into a luxury destination, even though it is not exactly finished yet. Which does not matter really, because as the owner of the best Marigold Hotel says: “Everything will be good at the end. And if it is not good, then it is not yet the end”.
October Sky is a biographical movie based in the 1950s in Coalwood, West Virginia. Homer Hickham is the son of a miner who believes his son is going to follow in his father’s footsteps. But Homer, inspired by Sputnik 1, launched in October of 1957, dreams of constructing his own small rocket. With the help of interested people and in spite of several unexpected obstacles, he is up to achieving his dream.
A comedy about what happens when one’s wish comes true. Josh is 13 years old when he expresses a wish to be big. His dream brings him into his thirties, while inside he remains a small boy. Soon he realises he has no other choice than to live his own life. The only person who is involved in his secret is his best friend Billy. Josh is forced to take a job and as it turns out, his child-like perspective becomes a great advantage in his posititon with the toy company MacMillan, which takes him to many funny incidents. He falls in love with a colleague and slowly becomes torn between his newly gained lifestyle and the desire to be at home again. Big is a family movie, but it really is a justifiably higly rated movie, with young Tom Hanks in the title role.
The Hundred – Foot Journey
The Kadam family moves to the French countryside and settles down directly across from a Michelin Star restaurant owned by Madame Mallory. Strict and precise Helen Mirren, in the role of Madame Mallory, is not exactly over the moon over the newly arrived intruders, and she tries her best to discourage them from opening their restaurant. The chef – one of the sons, Hassan (Manish Dayal), has different plans. He, with help of his entire family wants to bring back the glitter and glory of the Mumbai restaurant they had to leave. And as the movie shows, his passion for food and his determination soon bring results, including some beyond his dreams.
A biographical movie about Beatrix Potter, the writer and illustrator of children‘s books, whose life story isn’t very well known. Living in a time when the main goal in the life of a young lady was to get married, Beatrix crossed the borders of prejudice and convention and became an entrepreneur, totally independent of her family. Her passion became her work, and her story is a huge inspiration, despite the sad twists in her life. Starring the brilliant Renée Zellweger, this is a must-see movie.