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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.
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…
Oh look, Maggie Smith's a racist. I wonder if, by any chance, she might have changed her outlook by the end of the film.
There's just nothing to this film. It's a really bizarre comedy drama in that it's neither funny nor particularly dramatic. It just meanders its way through its over-long running time, have someone inevitably and tragically cark it, have someone else being presumed to have carked it, and that's it on the drama front.
Then have it be simultaneously patronising and admiring of India and Indian culture, throw in the usual jibes about Indian food giving you the shits, have the hotel owner be a gibbering moron who has…
For some reason I didn't think I'd like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at all. This is in large part why I'm just now getting around to seeing it. The title was a bit of a turn off and the plot didn't seem like something I'd enjoy, at least that's what I thought. As it turns out this simple story of a group of English people in their twilight years choosing to spend them at a hotel in India is quite charming. It features a cast actors and actresses most are sure to recognize, and all the culture and nuances of the country it's set in. Directed by John Madden and adapted from Deborah Moggach's novel, These Foolish Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a pleasant surprise and one I wish I'd gotten to sooner.
Ron's recommendation: See it.
Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.
Some of the best british actors alive are assembled in a film about retirees moving to India, and feeling shocked by the culture differences.
A film packed with such a talented cast was expected to be, at least, watchable and funny. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is extremely boring, predictable and cliched.
John Madden has no idea of what he is doing throughout the movie because he doesn't care about the characters. It's just a mix of people, with no significant development and it's very hard to feel connected to them. Every moment of, let's call it, stronger emotions feels very…
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…
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…
Entretenido y colorista films sobre el ocaso y las decisiones en la vida.
Alguna sonrisa y unos cuantos tópicos con grandes (e ingleses) actores.
"Les Résidences Soleil" in JAIPUR
This kind of movie -- the travel therapy movie, as I casually call them -- isn't really my kind of thing (tonight was lady's choice, heh), but this one was made watchable thanks to the ensemble cast of cool British actors whom I consistently enjoy the work of: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, and Tom Wilkinson. Also, because this one has so many subplots, it feels a little less self-indulgent than usual, when such a film focuses on the spiritual well-being of one stuck-in-the-mud person. No one here has a lot of time to try to make you feel sorry for her/him, so they gotta make their scenes count, and for the most part they do.
A charming little film that never exerts itself in any meaningful way, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a Sunday afternoon movie to be enjoyed and then forgotten as the day comes to an end.
An excellent cast and India looks stunning.
I know this has been around for yonks, but I never got to see it for one reason or another. A simple story of aging Brits travelling in their retirement to India, and a cast to dream of, combine to make excellent culture clash entertainment, and the sequel a lay-down misere.
I thought this would be a romantic comedy with older folks. Well, it does have romance. And I chuckled and smiled a bit. But it doesn't seem to fit a genre unless "movies for the elderly" is a genre now. It has possibly the best ensemble ever collected, and a script that is humorous and wise and sentimental all at once. And the main point it gives is-- you have the freedom to change your life to be what you want; all you need now is the courage.
It's a keeper.
Pretty good fun. Although it does labour the well trodden and overly simplistic "Isn't India a wonderful place to find yourself" tropes.
This movie was touching, and the cast was great, and just... I'm feeling a lot of things right now.
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