The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel review
Sat, 24 Mar 2012 6:15p.m.
By Kate Rodger
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a British cast to die for, and any film which has Bill Nighy, Dames Maggie and Judy and Tom Wilkinson on the ticket is worth double the price.
A group of retirees find themselves in India, thrust together in the most unlikely of retirement homes, each with their own stories and secrets.
Much happens in a short space of time, as those secrets are revealed, and the consequences come home to roost.
This little charmer is a triumph over cliche; the cast, the characters and the delightful script endearing themselves to such a degree you forgive the film its faults.
One enormously jarring cheesie scene aside, this was such an enjoyable watch, and any time spent with Bill Nighy and Judy Dench is a good time.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
:: Director: John Madden
:: Starring: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup
:: Runtime: 123 minutes
:: Rating: PG - contains coarse language and sexual reference
:: Release Date: March 22, 2012
:: Trailer: Watch here
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18/06/2012 5:26:09 a.m.
Pam Delaney wrote:
This film can be truly appreciated ONLY by senior citizens; particularly ones who have ventured forth during older age to make a new home in a foreign country. The mindset of people this age is played very sensitively and, for the most part, correctly by every actor in the cast. There is quite a number of hidden, if not explicit, profound themes. No deeper messages needed to be explored in this film. Seniors will intuitively understand it all. One or two actors might have overplayed their role but maybe not; we don't see ourselves as others see us. The younger set may find it silly or trite but this is how you really are at 60 or 70. There is just enough charisma and just enough local color to grab the audience's interest. Bravo to the director and actors. It was thoroughly entertaining on every level.
1/06/2012 4:29:14 a.m.
christian thee wrote:
Loved "The Exotic Maragold Hotel" It was so refreshing seeing an intelligent movie with no special effects, car crashes or bombs going off. It's a film about mature adults for mature adults and it has a lot to say . wonderfilled performances by great actors. Bravo
25/05/2012 3:13:44 a.m.
Thank you for a review that doesn't tear apart this fun movie for the older people. It was a fun laugh and enjoyable afternoon with all older people in the audience. Younger ones wouldn't "get it" anyway.
19/05/2012 2:19:15 p.m.
Nancy Rossman wrote:
Very well put. I completely agree. I would say that there was no part I didn't enjoy and laughed all the way through. I attended a noon showing in a large theater and had to sit in the seocnd row. Not happy but all was quickly forgiven. LOVED it!
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