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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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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.
It’s a good thing that those poor Indian folk have Maggie Smith to step up to the plate, take charge, put things right, and do it properly.
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…
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…
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.
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…
For one reason or another a group of old English people decide to move to Jaipur India to live out their retirement there at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Lets face it, If you want to spend your golden years in the sun, then Spain is usually the destination for wrinkly old Brits, not heat drenched, fly infested poverty stricken India.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to visit India and dip my toe in its exotic culture and colourful history, but it wouldn't be the top of my list for countries I would want to spend my retirement in.
Anyway, what did I think of it?
Slow, plodding and boring. I actually thought I was slipping into a coma at one point, my brain was switching off to such an alarming extent.
Not my cup of tea at all.
Would have given it a 5 if I was 60 years older and sat watching it with the kids. But i watched this alone and it just wasn't the right atmosphere for this film u know
The only real failure is the failure to try. And the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment. As we always must. We came here, and we tried. All of us, in our different ways. Can we be blamed for feeling we're too old to change? Too scared of disappointment to start it all again? We get up every morning, we do our best. Nothing else matters.
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This is a very heart warming film with such beautiful scenery of India and I would watch this film if you haven't already. It's very funny at times and is clever how the characters change over time. The acting is very good with the likes of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nye who are all brilliant. Maggie smith as well offers a fantastic role and is completely different to other roles she has. Heat warming, funny, brilliant, watch this film!
cute and full of old people i love it
"Initially you're overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it's like a wave. Resist, and you'll be knocked over. Dive into it, and you'll swim out the other side."
Lovely film with a great cast and gorgeous India.
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” boasts a magnificent, a visually resplendent setting, and a plot that goes down easy. It’s an extraordinarily inoffensive film; there’s not really anything divisive, daring, or unexpected here. It’s a simple, fairly enjoyable film, not aiming to be anything more.
I suppose I enjoyed it well enough. I really do love the cast. The plot is very, very tired and rote, but most of the cast go at least a bit beyond just going through the motions. The Indian backdrop of the film is also very pleasant to look out. It’s a supremely un-nuanced portrayal of India, but I guess this isn’t “Slumdog Millionare” (even though Dev Patel does star).
I’m honestly struggling to find…
Eyyy. Nice twist on coming of age film, but funny even if it was set in India it was a little hard to get an anchor into the country. Like, okay.
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