A small group of British retirees learn that the life they want to live might not be the life they need to live after pooling their resources to spend their twilight years in a unique setting located in India. Upon arriving at the once-opulent Marigold Hotel, however, the eager pensioners come to realize that rumors of the building's restoration have been greatly exaggerated. But just when it starts to seem that the privileged seniors have been swindled out of their life savings, they summon the courage to sever their ties to the past, and embrace their new life with a sense of wonder and adventure. Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Dev Patel star in this uplifting comedy-drama from director John Madden (The Debt, Shakespeare in Love). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Being a senior myself I suppose that I can relate to this story better than the 30 somethings. However, I think it has something to say to all of us. It was funny, sad, sweet and informative regarding Indian culture. If you are looking for something to warm your heart, try this on a rainy afternoon. The Brits were superb in their roles as was the Proprietor of the Best Exotic Hotel!
the acting was great and I loved the movie a movie with something to say about life....yeah....beautiful scenes and many story lines to keep your interest. My husband went into seeing it as I will probably fall asleep and enjoyed it alot.
What a joy to see this ensemble of veteran actors. Trying to escape boredom is what life is about when wasting away between walls but a Travel Add with the promise of a stay at The Best Marigold Hotel resonates as the perfect escape. But, of course, it is not. Some will adjust, others will not, as they never will. The survivors will learn perseverance, patience, empathy, spontaneity, rebirth of love and the Art of Living. Every moment in front of the camera is a dazzler. Beautifully filmed overall including witty banter delivered perfectly.
As far as I am concerned, this was a perfect movie. Good characters played by a first rate British cast and a well thought out plot line that ends satisfactorily. This probably appeals to the older generation, but anyone who appreciates quality in their entertainment will enjoy this. And it's got that cutie patootie from Slumdog Millionaire, Dev Patel, for humor and youthful exuberance.