Coming Soon: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)


Photo by Ishika Mohan

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (dir. John Madden, starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Dev Patel) follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Here is the full trailer:


While this film is chock full of  ‘national treasures’ and is almost guaranteed to be charming, I am not sure that I will pay to see this at my local.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is scheduled for limited release starting on May 4th, 2012.

Will you be catching it?