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PG-13| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Some British retirees (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy) decide to outsource their retirement to exotic -- and less expensive -- India. Lured by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and imagining a life of leisure in lush surroundings, they arrive and find that the Marigold is actually a shell of its former self. Though their new home is not quite what they had imagined, the retirees find that life and love can begin again when they let go of their pasts.

Cast: Judi Dench , Maggie Smith , Bill Nighy , Penelope Wilton , Tom Wilkinson , Celia Imrie , Ronald Pickup , Dev Patel

Director: John Madden

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Release Date: May 18th, 2012|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • November 13, 2012 hinsite2
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    Every opportunity to see actors like this and scripts like this is a give to us. The fans of good acting and good story telling, not to mention wonderful movie making. Loved it. Loved everyone in it. Loved story.

  • September 19, 2012 boots1938
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    Best movie in years. It was based on a book - but which one! I want to read the book!!

  • August 26, 2012 sheriffjk
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    Wonderful movie. Everyone in the theater stood and clapped.

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