• The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Release Date: May 4th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2012

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

Production Co: Blueprint Productions

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Transformation, 2010s, Touching, Friend, Friendship, England, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Movieline

    The film is, underneath its surface of warm fuzzies, a precision instrument aimed directly at the heart of its intended, underserved older audience. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Even at its most predictable, the winning characterizations and soulful insights into aging keep the handsome film on a warmly satisfying track. show more

  • 70
    Ella TaylorNPR

    It's a sweet-tempered folly in which all's well that ends well. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)