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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Share the journey. Share the laughter.
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
The power of an actor, or in this case actors, can sometimes carry through a piece of work that without them wouldn't particularly stand out, and that's very much the case with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (for the Elderly & Beautiful). John Madden's movie, based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach, is directed with an elegant, cultured, charming malaise and very much has a script to match; his piece casually ambles it's way through a tale of senior citizens on a voyage of self-discovery as they trade in a set of dour, middle-class lives for the late vestiges of the Raj in Jaipur, a land of crumbled old buildings, eternal sunsets, noisy & loud streets and err... call…
To bastardise a Roger Murtaugh quote - I’m too young for this shit.
Perhaps this review will be a little on the harsh side, particularly when I am obviously not its target demographic, but I find it rather depressing that an impressive ensemble cast is wasted on such lightweight fluff. The story - a group of 60+ Brits travel to India to spend their twilight years in luxury yet find the hotel to be anything but - is the sort of tired rubbish you’d find propping up the TV scheduling on a lazy Sunday evening. So what we get is a range of one-note characters each fulfilling their respective roles in the story. What a shame then that you cast…
Part of **No Re-Watch November 2012**.
You don't put Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith into a film and not expect at least 3.5 stars from me. (Had they thrown in Jim Broadbent, I might have rated it 4 stars before I even saw it. I'm such a fanboy of these actors.)
And of course, they all exceed expectations here -- with special commendations to Nighy and Wilkinson. They're funny and tragic and sad and wise as a crew of retirees who end up at a retirement hotel in India ("for the elderly and beautiful") for various reasons and with varying results. The fact that young Dev Patel carves out his own character and makes a mark…
Funny, optimistic and heart-warming.
Painfully shows some of the most difficult hardships in life such as heartbreak, grief, failing relationships and forbidden romance, while also letting us know there's always hope and it'll always be okay in the end.
Although perhaps a bit hollow at times, and occasionally the cast feels wasted, it does what it sets out to do.
A charming film with great performances.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a messy script. It simply forgets a few narratives and characters that it introduced initially as the story advances. The ending is one of those old cliched moments when all the characters get together and take part in a dramatic conclusion. But I liked it. Why? Because the great ensemble that includes Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith *sweats profusely at the amount of awesomeness* save the day.
This film concerns 7 Brits who end up in India in the 'luxurious' Marigold Hotel. To their disappointment, the hotel is far from being luxurious and is run by a confident yet struggling young man played by Dev Patel. But soon, to no…
This film is incredibly charming.
At first a bit off putting, it shows many English people, skeptical about other races. Each of these people, are elderly retired people. They all end up in India at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on a retreat. As time progresses they all become friends are become emerged in a beautiful society that they can't help but fall in love with.
The cast is absolutely fabulous. Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith, their solid British acting makes the film a great watch.
No matter your age, you relate to all of the characters. Some struggling with sexual orientation, illness, separation, death, and life, by intertwining their lives they have the opportunity…
劇情弱 但再一次 演員們讓故事立體了
Growing up with my grandmother, I've always had a soft spot for the elderly. That's probably the reason why The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit home. It tells about a group of British retirees who go to India and stay at the titular hotel. At first we don't know much about them, but their backgrounds are gradually revealed. Each person has their own problem, but neither their problem nor their age makes us... oversympathize. The script actually manages not to portray older people as annoying, dependent and powerless. Kudos.
I love the lovely characters, played by the top veteran actors (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy, among others). The lines are incredibly witty (I DONT EVEN BUY GREEN BANANAS!); they never fail to make me smile. A highly recommended feel-good movie.
I expected a comedy but instead got a wonderfully melancholic Coming-of-Old-Age story that had me enchanted. Full of quiet subtle wisdom and sly winks rather than laugh out loud. Of course, I seriously doubt that India is remotely like this but who cares.
It's always fun to watch this movie with people who have actually been to India and can attest to its accuracy.
Ni la exótica India, ni el plantel de grandes actores han conseguido atraparme en esta historia de unos jubilados británicos insastifechos descubriendo una nueva vida en la otra parte del mundo.
Neither the exotic India, nor the staff of great actors have managed to catch me in this story of a dissatisfied British retirees discovering a new life in another part of the world.
The lady wanted to watch this, and I agreed to it because a movie with Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilson could not possibly be bad. And it wasn't. It's a kind of sad movie about getting older and it's sad just watching all these awesome people be old, but it was a nice movie.
A very charming, light-hearted movie.
Δύσκολα τελικά αλλάζει ο άνθρωπος.Κι αν έχεις συνηθίσει να σε πηδάνε μια ζωή, όταν το χάνεις καταλαβαίνεις ότι σου λείπει.Οπότε ο Ινδός θέλει τον Άγγλο του.
(σύμφωνα με τους Άγγλους τουλάχιστον).Ωραίο καστ πάντως αλλά κατά τα άλλα λίγα πράγματα.
Old people go on holiday and can't handle their curry. Bill Nighy is charming and Maggie Smith is racist in this John Madden directed film in which it tries to warm the cockles the audiences heart in any ways that it can. At least the wealth of talent got a nice holiday.
My advice, Madden should stick to his American Football games.
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