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.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the... See full summary »
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
To save other fans the effort of research and math, here's the ages, young to old, of the principal -older- actors: (may be off by a month or two) Madge Hardcastle / Celia Imrie 60 Doug Ainslie / Bill Nighy 63 Graham Dashwood / Tom Wilkinson 64 Jean Ainslie / Penelope Wilton 66 Norman / Ron Pickup 72 Muriel Donnely / Maggie Smith 78 Evelyn Greenlake / Judi Dench 78 See more »
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 »
The whole thing is actually tremendously exciting. Not just getting on the plane, but getting on the plane and turning left.
First class. And home in time for our fortieth wedding anniversary. We haven't quite decided how to mark the occasion.
Perhaps a minute's silence.
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This was the funniest feel good film I have seen for a long time . The stars were superb and there were some fantastic unforgettable lines the audience roared with laughter throughout . If I was asked to name the best actor I would be unable to do so ,I forgot about them being actors and saw them only as the characters they were portraying . The scenery was fantastic and one could almost feel the bustle ,heat and colour of India . Film goers actually chatted to my friend and I on the way out general consensus was that no one character was better than another but i agreed with the lady who said that she would love to take sonny home with her because this character was So lovable. The film that had the same effect on me is an old one called House of Angels
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