British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
A failing star is faced with a life-style change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by ... See full summary »
Robert Allan Ackerman
Annabelle Garrison is a Washington hostess and newspaper mogul. Though she married into her wealth and position she is also a shrewd businesswoman. Her husband recognized this when he left ... See full summary »
Middle aged Chris Harper and Annie Clarke are best friends. They spend much of their time at their local Knapely, Yorkshire County chapter of the Women's Institute (WI), whose motto is "enlightenment, fun and friendship". Although they like most of the women at the WI (the friendship part), they, but the perceived flaky Chris in particular, hold the way Marie, the local president, runs the chapter with derision. They find much of what goes on there, especially the monthly presentations, banal and devoid of enlightenment and fun. Equally as banal was last year's fund-raising calendar, featuring local bridges, which raised a meager £75.60, with this year's proposed calendar, local churches, promising to be even more so. After Annie's husband John passes away from leukemia, Chris wants the WI to provide a memorial in his memory: a new sofa for the family room at the hospital. The one Chris wants to buy costs £999, which she proposes to raise by changing the fund-raising calendar to one ... Written by
During the making of the film, Helen Mirren's brother was dying of cancer. She was given the news he had died on the day they came to film the funeral scenes. Her tears and grief are real. See more »
When the women are at the pool in Los Angeles, the lady who plays the piano at the WI meetings gets up and goes to the piano by the pool. She is in a swimsuit and has her back to us, but she has no tattoo. The tattoo was seen earlier in the movie when she was getting ready to participate in the calendar. See more »
Don't you go buying any benches.
I'll do what the hell I like John Clarke.
If you put a bench out here, it'll have "Leeds stuffed Arsenal" on it before you get back to the car.
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The cast list is split into two halves. The first thirteen actors/characters (Helen Mirren/Chris to John Fortune/Frank) are followed by the main crew such as the producers, writer and director, with the remaining cast appearing after this. See more »
This delightful female cast, brings back to the screen an excellent, entertaining, funny, and dramatic wicked elegance of The Full Monty phenomenon with a feminine twist. Julie Waters in a Supporting Actress Oscar performance together with Helen Mirren easily capture the British wry humor and the typical stuck-up attitude of old English propriety its predecessor. There are great moments of laughter and sobering moments of reality and realization of sacrifice, loss, betrayal. One of the best movies of the year. Nine out of ten stars.
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