Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
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.
Celeste and Jesse have been best friends forever. They dated in high school, got married, and now they're getting divorced. Their best friends don't think they can maintain their friendship throughout the dissolution of their marriage, but Celeste and Jesse don't think there will be a problem. But that's before Jesse gets into a relationship that Celeste doesn't think he can handle, and Celeste finds it harder to move on than she originally thought. Written by
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I highly recommend it.
It is a small movie, but it is not an art-house film. This is a universal story, well told and shot like a Hollywood film. Meaning no shaky iPhone aesthetic or bad sound. It is the rare case of best of both worlds.
It is funny, believable, unique and very current / of our time. I am not surprised it was an audience favorite at Sundance. Even the audience on a Monday night at Arclight Hollywood clapped...
The cast is great and Rashida Jones proves that she can carry a movie. This movie is much better than recent indie favorites like "jeff, Who lives at home" by the Duplat Brothers for example. I hope to see more of everybody involved in this.
I may go and see it again.
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