The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Comedy / Drama
Director: John Madden
Running time: 123 mins Released: 24th February 2012
About The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A generation of Britain's best-loved actors go for a lark in India in this comedy that takes a sympathetic look at ageing. A group of retirees are enticed by adverts promising luxury at a retirement home called the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but arrive to find the building's grandeur has been somewhat overstated. Sonny (Dev Patel), the enthusiastic manager, wants to make their stay memorable but at first the strange customs, dusty rooms and a near death on the road leave the group doubting their choice. Muriel (Maggie Smith) is a down-to-earth woman, but may find that a change of scenery helps her to appreciate her life. Divorcee Madge (Celia Imrie) is overjoyed to finally have the freedom to travel the world, while couple Douglas (Bill Nighy) and Jean (Penelope Wilton) hope that the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will prove an inexpensive alternative to British retirement homes.