The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Bittersweet comedy starring British acting royalty Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson as a group of English pensioners who uproot and retire to the seemingly luxurious Marigold Hotel resort in India. From the director of Shakespeare in Love.

On arrival in Jaipur they find not a romantic idyll (as promised by enticing advertisements), but a dusty, run-down shell of the Marigold's former self. Encouraged by the hotel's over-optimistic young manager (Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) and the beauty of India, the group of retirees tentatively embark on a new adventure...

2012Rating: PG, for sexual content and language123 minsUK
AdaptationComedyDrama
Director:
John Madden ('Shakespeare in Love', 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', 'The Debt')
Writer:
Ol Parker
Cast:
Bill NighyMaggie SmithTom WilkinsonDev PatelJudi DenchCelia ImriePenelope WiltonRonald Pickup
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Reviews & comments

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Chasing dreams, embracing change and quoting Kipling are some of the elements of this funny, bittersweet and uplifting tale set against a chaotic, colourful backdrop in India.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The pleasure of seeing a supergroup of Brit-veterans soon withers in an OAP comedy that plumps for light laughs over deeper insights.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Provided they don't mind being patronised and stereotyped by a shallow but not wholly untruthful film, then the target audience will be satisfied.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Not exactly concerned to do away with condescending stereotypes about old people, or Indian people of any age. It's a film which looks as if it has been conceived to be shown on a continuous loop in a Post Office queue.

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Charming, delightful and amusing - just what you'd expect from the star-studded cast of veterans.

4.0
0

I love movies, all kinds, too many to mention, but this would have to come close to the top of the list of unmissables. I read reviews and put off going for ages as I imagined I knew what it would be like, and I was very wrong. A straightforward story of a bunch of people making changes in their life for a number of different reasons becomes a deep,...

5.0
0

Okay, so I've been to see this film twice now - and the charm, the appeal, the GENIUS... it's still all there! :) Despite the fact that I was probably one of the youngest in the audience, I would recommend this film to people of all ages. However, it is especially relevant for older people, which is why I made sure to take my grandparents along with me....

5.0
0

This is a beautifully crafted movie.A great story with never a dull moment.It shows a little of India and the conditions they live with.. The background music is subtle but I found it to be the best I have heard for a long time,so do listen to it. An enjoyable movie which I highly recommend.

5.0
0

Fun little flick which reminds us that our Grande Dames of film won't be around too much longer. What will we do without Maggie and Judy? Still, a very unrealistic look at what would happen to the old folk if we packed them off to India. Lot's of fun ensues with the these chirpy retirees but please don't send granny off to live out her days in Delhi. It's...

3.0
0

It's a great watch and shows on a trip how some people will accept change and some will just moan. A big scene viewing with this film gives it a lot of depth.

5.0
0

This is a relatively lightweight movie with a stellar cast that carries the day. It is the story of the ultimate outsourcing - British retirees to India, with all the disasters you can imagine, occurring. There are some great one-liners throughout. When the wife of the couple whose marriage is disintegrating wonders aloud how they might celebrate their 40th...

4.0
0

Excellent ensemble cast! John Madden... love your work

0

This movie makes you laugh so hard at times, that you run out of breath and need a ventolin inhaler, even if you haven't got asthma. A grand all star cast that bring life to the Marigold hotel, in an inspirational film, making you want to go home and pack your bags and head out on the first plane to India! Loved it.

5.0
0

B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T. was great to be there and see it, everyone agreed after the movie they wished it was longer and we didn't want to leave the cinema.

5.0
0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Chasing dreams, embracing change and quoting Kipling are some of the elements of this funny, bittersweet and uplifting tale set against a chaotic, colourful backdrop in India.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The pleasure of seeing a supergroup of Brit-veterans soon withers in an OAP comedy that plumps for light laughs over deeper insights.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Provided they don't mind being patronised and stereotyped by a shallow but not wholly untruthful film, then the target audience will be satisfied.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Not exactly concerned to do away with condescending stereotypes about old people, or Indian people of any age. It's a film which looks as if it has been conceived to be shown on a continuous loop in a Post Office queue.

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Charming, delightful and amusing - just what you'd expect from the star-studded cast of veterans.

4.0
0

I love movies, all kinds, too many to mention, but this would have to come close to the top of the list of unmissables. I read reviews and put off going for ages as I imagined I knew what it would be like, and I was very wrong. A straightforward story of a bunch of people making changes in their life for a number of different reasons becomes a deep,...

5.0
0

Okay, so I've been to see this film twice now - and the charm, the appeal, the GENIUS... it's still all there! :) Despite the fact that I was probably one of the youngest in the audience, I would recommend this film to people of all ages. However, it is especially relevant for older people, which is why I made sure to take my grandparents along with me....

5.0
0

This is a beautifully crafted movie.A great story with never a dull moment.It shows a little of India and the conditions they live with.. The background music is subtle but I found it to be the best I have heard for a long time,so do listen to it. An enjoyable movie which I highly recommend.

5.0
0

Fun little flick which reminds us that our Grande Dames of film won't be around too much longer. What will we do without Maggie and Judy? Still, a very unrealistic look at what would happen to the old folk if we packed them off to India. Lot's of fun ensues with the these chirpy retirees but please don't send granny off to live out her days in Delhi. It's...

3.0
0

It's a great watch and shows on a trip how some people will accept change and some will just moan. A big scene viewing with this film gives it a lot of depth.

5.0
0

This is a relatively lightweight movie with a stellar cast that carries the day. It is the story of the ultimate outsourcing - British retirees to India, with all the disasters you can imagine, occurring. There are some great one-liners throughout. When the wife of the couple whose marriage is disintegrating wonders aloud how they might celebrate their...

4.0
0

Excellent ensemble cast! John Madden... love your work

0

This movie makes you laugh so hard at times, that you run out of breath and need a ventolin inhaler, even if you haven't got asthma. A grand all star cast that bring life to the Marigold hotel, in an inspirational film, making you want to go home and pack your bags and head out on the first plane to India! Loved it.

5.0
0

B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T. was great to be there and see it, everyone agreed after the movie they wished it was longer and we didn't want to leave the cinema.

5.0
0