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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

PG-13  |   |  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 advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

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

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$46,377,022 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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Tom Wilkinson's character is called Graham Dashwood. Tom Wilkinson played Mr. Dashwood in the 1995 version of 'Sense and Sensibility'. See more »

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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 »

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Norman Cousins: This is it.
Madge Hardcastle: You're not worried about thre danger of having sex at your age?
Norman Cousins: If she dies, she dies.
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Stupid Title. Brilliant film
12 February 2012 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

If you liked '4 Weddings and a Funeral' (and who didn't) then you will love this film. The premise is simple: a collection of Brits of a certain age decide to spend their early retirement at a dubious, run- down hotel in Jaipur, India. This decision obviously involves a physical journey but more importantly, an emotion journey too. Gradually we learn the back story of these characters, and these stories are very fascinating indeed.

An absolutely stellar cast are well served by an intelligent witty script with some killer one-liners which are guaranteed laugh out loud. Only occasionally does it get sentimental, but somehow this doesn't matter, because the seductive nature of India weaves its spell not just on the characters but also on us.

It's good to see a film that doesn't treat retirement aged people as idiots. These people are intelligent, funny, curious and I would willingly share a g&t with them. An absolute gem of a film.


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