I recently saw the movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” It is a charming film, full of wonderful performances from a stellar cast of British actors. The story involves an assortment of senior citizens who are afraid that their retirement money won’t be sufficient to live on in dear old England; so they look to India as a more affordable option.
I’m glad that the movie’s favorable reception in small theaters has emboldened the producers to expand screenings to “theaters everywhere,” maybe “a theater near you.”
Someone thinking about retirement and seeing the film’s upbeat Hollywood ending might think, “That’s a good idea: I’ll take my meager retirement dollars and move to colorful, bustling India.”
Well, that would take a lot of guts and a willingness to leave familiar surroundings for the great unknown. Moreover, things don’t always turn out as well in reality as they do in movies’ traditionally happy Hollywood endings.
Of course I can’t promise you a happy Hollywood ending or a visit from the PCH Prize Patrol with roses, balloons and a Big Check. But entering doesn’t take guts or a willingness to leave familiar surroundings: it just takes a simple click – from the comfort of where you are currently seated — to get started. And what have you got to lose? Absolutely nothing! Entering the PCH Sweepstakes is entirely free!
Wishing you the best of luck.
Prize Patrol Ambassador
P.S. If you could write YOUR happy Hollywood ending, what would it be? Comment below and let me know! After all, I could be the one making it come true!