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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 May 2012 (USA)
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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.

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Patrick Pearson ...
Graham's Colleague
Hugh Dickson ...
Judge
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Estate Agent
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Dr. Ghujarapartidar
Lucy Robinson ...
Judith
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Seven elderly Britons, for a variety of reasons, respond to an online ad and travel to Jaipur, India, where they find run-down hotel with a young, exuberant, and optimistic host. Evelyn, newly widowed, wants low-cost experience, Graham seeks a long-ago love, Douglas and Jean have lost their pension in a family investment, Muriel needs cheap hip surgery, Madge seeks a rich husband, and Norman is chasing women. India affects each in different ways, enchanting Douglas and Evelyn while driving Jean deeper into bitterness. Their host, young Sonny, has dreams but little cash or skill; he also has a girlfriend whom his mother dismisses. Stories cross and discoveries await each one. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly & Beautiful  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$737,051 (USA) (4 May 2012)

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$46,377,022 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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Penelope Wilton (Jean) is reading Tulip Fever, a novel by Deborah Moggach, on whose novel the film is based. The film is based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach. The film Tulip Fever is in development. See more »

Goofs

When they arrive at the airport all the members of the group already have a heavy sun tan, even though they have only just arrived in India and they did not have these tans when they were in England. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn: You're still here.
Douglas Ainslie: I... I missed the plane.
Evelyn: What about Jean?
Douglas Ainslie: She didn't. I had... I had quite an interesting night actually. I... I met the same... um... taxi driver, but this time I let him take me to his brother's hotel, which turned out to be less of a hotel and more of a... more of a brothel really. And... and they gave... they gave me this pipe, said it was apple tobacco but that's not what they called it when I was a student, so... so I made my excuses and left. I needed time to think. ...
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Followed by The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 (2015) See more »

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Arroz Con Pollo
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Julian Davis (as Julian Michael Davis), Yusef Jackson and Jordan Yaeger
Performed by Chris Classic
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British Cinema at its Best
3 March 2012 | by (Birmingham) – See all my reviews

British Cinema at its best. A movie that appeals to a mature audience in very single manner. From the start till the end, the film is one amazing journey of cultures, harmony and understanding our ever changing world. As recently been to India myself, I know exactly the words 'Everything will be alright in the end' That is positive Indian mentality you will find on the streets of India and in the hearts of every ambitious Indian.

Watched this film with my dad and we both thoroughly enjoyed this film so much. It is always nice to watch a film that stays with you till the end. Maybe we British know the country we ruled for many years better than any other country out there.

And to repeat British Cinema at its finest.


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