Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox is a subtitled Indian film that is touching and so heartfelt. The basic story involves a wife who makes a special lunch for her husband in order to get him to pay attention to her- the lunchbox delivery service (yes, they have those) brings it to the wrong man, a quiet and stern about-to-retire widower who is surprised at the bounty.  Trying to figure out why her husband doesn't mention it to her, she encloses a note in the box. And the lucky widower recipient replies. Thus begins a tentative but sweet exchange of her sadness and his grief, all over some Indian food delivered in a tin. The relationship deepens, and when the time comes to meet....well, I won't ruin it.  There is so much charm to this movie. I really believe it to be one of the best movies of this year and last. If you have a chance to see it, please go.   Perhaps you wonder why I would give it 4 stars- well, because it does everything a movie should do. And it does it well.