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
As the movie went on, my rating went from a three to a five! It is a very real and powerful story of life for the old and the young. It made me appreciate all the more my wife of forty-eight years and the deeply shared love we have together for each other, our children, and grandchildren.
I really loved this movie. It is colorful in both sight and sound. Characters are good. Interestingly I found myself wishing they have made it a little longer in order to give a little more background on each of them as it seemed a little thin in that regard. It wasn't as richly told as I would have liked. Still, a good, feel-good movie.
This movie represents what is happening to people in their twilight years, all over the world. especially financially, but they got lucky in their adventure and who would have thought India would have been their salvation from their ills. Enjoyed the movie much.
Charming and believable. Though it omitted parts of the book, which was also good, the remaining distilled version still captured the essence and spirit. Highly recommend for boomers and older. Younger folk who can imagine being older will appreciate it, too.
I watched the full movie here ----------> http://tiny.cc/movie784 (that link is for those who haven't watched it yet) Anyway, what can I say? this movie definitely made me love the characters and I can relate!! Just some minor plots that are ridicuous I didnt like.. anyway, 5/5 stars for this movie!!
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.