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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Rating: 68 out of 100 based on 30 reviews.
Cast
Judi Dench

Evelyn Greenslade
Bill Nighy

Douglas Ainslie
Maggie Smith

Muriel Donnelly
Tom Wilkinson

Graham Dashwood
Patrick Pearson

Graham's Colleague
James Rawlings

Estate Agent
Penelope Wilton

Jean Ainslie
Liza Tarbuck

Staff Nurse
Paul Bhattacharjee

Dr. Ghujarapartidar
Ronald Pickup

Norman Cousins
Celia Imrie

Madge Hardcastle
Simon Wilson

Madge's Son-in-Law
Sara Stewart

Madge's Daughter
Production
Director:John Madden
Producer:Graham Broadbent (producer)
Peter Czernin (producer)
Caroline Hewitt (co-producer)
Pravesh Sahni (line producer)
Sarah Harvey (co-producer)
Jeff Skoll (executive producer)
Ricky Strauss (executive producer)
Writer:Ol Parker (screenplay)
Deborah Moggach (novel "These Foolish Things")
Reviews for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Miami Herald
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel provides a mini-fix for Downton Abbey addicts twitching over the fact that their beloved series won’t be back on PBS until next year (PBS is probably lamenting this too, Downton being its highest-rated show since, well...
Read review10 May 2012
The A.V. Club
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a comedy in which a group of aging Britons decide—or are compelled by financial and health problems—to spend their golden years in India, opens by cleverly showing the many ways India has already become a part of...
Read review3 May 2012
The Critical Critics
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is an utter delight. Here is a satisfying comedy unafraid to have a heart and a brain, and it has no interest in toilet humor or cheap gags. It’s one for the mature crowd, as it earns lots of belly-laughs through...
Read review31 Mar 2012
MediaMikes
This time of year brings many surprises to the multiplex. This season’s first surprise is a charming film packed with a who’s who of some of the greatest actors to ever come out of England. The film is called “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and it’s a...
Read review11 May 2012
Screen Jabber
As someone who will be travelling across Northern India in September, I was looking forward to seeing this movie purely to examine the gloriously vibrant world of Jaipur. In this regard, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel does not disappoint.
Reviews for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Miami Herald
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel provides a mini-fix for Downton Abbey addicts twitching over the fact that their beloved series won’t be back on PBS until next year (PBS is probably lamenting this too, Downton being its highest-rated show since, well...
Read review10 May 2012
The A.V. Club
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a comedy in which a group of aging Britons decide—or are compelled by financial and health problems—to spend their golden years in India, opens by cleverly showing the many ways India has already become a part of...
Read review3 May 2012
The Critical Critics
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is an utter delight. Here is a satisfying comedy unafraid to have a heart and a brain, and it has no interest in toilet humor or cheap gags. It’s one for the mature crowd, as it earns lots of belly-laughs through...
Read review31 Mar 2012
MediaMikes
This time of year brings many surprises to the multiplex. This season’s first surprise is a charming film packed with a who’s who of some of the greatest actors to ever come out of England. The film is called “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and it’s a...
Read review11 May 2012
Screen Jabber
As someone who will be travelling across Northern India in September, I was looking forward to seeing this movie purely to examine the gloriously vibrant world of Jaipur. In this regard, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel does not disappoint.
Entertainment Weekly
Although reincarnation is never discussed in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, past lives exert a powerful presence in this lulling, happy-face story of retirement-age self-renewal, set in a shimmering, weltering, jewel-colored India.
Read review9 May 2012
iHaveNet.com
A comedy-drama saved by the casting bell, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" arranges for a tiptop collection of British character women and men to bring out the best in a pleasantly predictable story. Wait. Shouldn't that be "unhappily predictable"?...
Reel Views
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is one of those pleasant, inoffensive British movies that offers a passably entertaining two hours without providing material that could be construed as edgy or stimulating.
Read review3 May 2012
Fresno Bee
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" follows a group of British seniors who move to a retirement home in India. What's advertised as an elegant place to spend their golden years is really in a state of disrepair.
Read review24 May 2012
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Based on the 2004 novel by British writer Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a lovely mess of a movie. Although the story is narrowly set in Jaipur, capital city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, and England, the film’s tone moves all...
Read review27 Jul 2012
Fan The Fire
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel can best be described as a light confection of the type of quintessentially British humour that has proved increasingly popular with audiences over the last few years. Director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) conjures...
Read review24 Feb 2012
Sky Movies HD
Whisking a bunch of middle-class fogeys from the English suburbs to the sub-continent, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes with all the wit, colour and mild condescension you’d expect from any self-respecting culture-clash caper.
Real.com
In The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, British retirees from different walks of life travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel, run by an over enthusiast young entrepreneur called Sonny (Dev Patel) who is having...
Read review25 Feb 2012
Time Out London
Has Provence been outsourced to Jaipur? If ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ is anything to go by, it seems that, along with computer programming and call centres, the new Indian economy covers picturesque getaways for middle-aged, middle-class...
Movie Web
The movie is not that good, unfortunately. It was highly recommended to me by a friend and I was disappointed during the entire film. It is very superficial and unbalanced, it shows for long the supposed British prejudices while does not show enough...
Read review11 Jul 2012
RedEye
Shame on 2-star movies for the indifference they cause. For the mild successes that quickly fade and for the flaws that could have been avoided with a simple change of procedure. For the fact that bad movies stir up some impassioned reaction.
Read review3 May 2012
Laramie Movie Scope
The annoying thing about getting older isn't so much the increased aches and pains and such, it is more about being marginalized and ignored. This is especially bad for those of us who were once people who were once noticed and recognized.
Read review30 May 2012
Filmcritic.com
It's familiar fish-out-of-water meets nutty oldsters in the latest from Shakespeare in Love's John Madden. The premise finds British pensioners of all archetypical makes escaping to India because it's cheap and unusual. Hopefully, in the far off...
Read review3 May 2012
7M Pictures
The British are just fascinated with India. They have been since before they conquered and colonized the land, later granting independence to the Indian people. It only seems fitting that this British fascination with India got turned into a movie...
Movies.com
When the great marketing teams of yore invented the idea of counter-programming, they had no way of knowing how or when the concept would eventually reach its highest state of perfection. They didn't understand that one day, very soon, there'd be...
Flicks.co.nz
Bound to become one of the most talked-about films of the year, this whimsical ensemble comedy pushes all the right emotional buttons at the right moments. Even when you’re aware of it happening, the criminally good cast transcends the film’s flaws.
Indian Express
IT'S young, changing India vs set-in-its-ways England; one’s adaptable truths vs the other’s uncompromising facts; the former’s unquestioning spiritualism vs the West’s querulous spirituality; and a life where surprises are ordinary vs a life of...
Read review18 May 2012
MovieXclusive.com
This reviewer probably hasn’t experienced enough of what life has in store for him, but for most parts of the past three decades he has been in existence in this part of the world, he has been dreaming of going far, far away.
India Today
Welcome back to India as western cinema likes to show it. A quaintly dingy country that's bursting at the seams as rickshaws and cows jostle for room on roads with women in bright saris, their pallus drawn right down to cover the face.
Read review18 May 2012
Express.co.uk
There are contrivances and some unconvincing character turns but the top-notch cast are a hoot, while Wilton mines real frustration and heartache as grit-in-the-oyster Jean.
Read review22 Feb 2012
TotalFilm.com
In scenes strikingly redolent of Carry On Abroad, Sonny’s ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ turns out to be a crumbling dump with few of the home comforts its fussier new residents (Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton) demand.
Read review13 Feb 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald
SEVEN British people, embarking on the twilight years, go to India on the promise of retirement in a palace hotel. That's already a great premise for a comedy but the casting is such as dreams are made of. This lot would attract an audience even if the...
Read review22 Mar 2012
Shadows on the Wall
Colourful and engaging, this lively comedy-drama gives a handful of mature actors terrific roles to play within a bustling international setting. It feels a bit cute and tame, but it's still entertaining.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Empire
The combination of Judi Dench and Maggie Smith promises a dignified yet playful tone, and this comedy-drama doesn’t disappoint. A group of pensioners head for Jaipur only to wind up in a ramshackle hotel managed by the inexperienced Sonny (Dev Patel).
Birmingham Mail
BRITISH films with Indian themes have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous over the years.
Read review24 Feb 2012
Cast
Judi Dench...Evelyn Greenslade
Bill Nighy...Douglas Ainslie
Maggie Smith...Muriel Donnelly
Tom Wilkinson...Graham Dashwood
Patrick Pearson...Graham's Colleague
Hugh Dickson...Judge
James Rawlings...Estate Agent
Penelope Wilton...Jean Ainslie
Liza Tarbuck...Staff Nurse
Paul Bhattacharjee...Dr. Ghujarapartidar
Lucy Robinson...Judith
Ronald Pickup...Norman Cousins
Celia Imrie...Madge Hardcastle
Simon Wilson...Madge's Son-in-Law
Sara Stewart...Madge's Daughter
Dev Patel...Sonny Kapoor
Diana Hardcastle...Carol
Bhuvnesh Shetty...Muriel's Physiotherapist
Lillete Dubey...Mrs. Kapoor
Tena Desae...Sunaina
Ramona Marquez...Madge's Grandchild
Raoul Marquez...Madge's Grandchild
Glen Davies...Taxi Driver
Jay Villiers...Evelyn's Son
Paul Bentall...Evelyn's Lawyer
Catherine Terris...Graham's Cleaner
Richard Cubison...Douglas' Golf Partner
Josh Cohen...Paramedic
Josh Cole...Airport Security Guard
Honey Chhaya...Young Wasim
Shubraojyoti Barat...Public Records Official
N. Kumar...Rickshaw Driver / Graham
Hem Acharya...Boy Playing Cricket
Kailash Vijay...Rickshaw Driver / Evelyn
Sid Makkar...Jay
Seema Azmi...Anokhi
Vishnu Sharma...Mr. Maruthi
Denzil Smith...Viceroy Club Secretary
Sandeep Lele...Viceroy Club Barman
Neeraj Kadela...Market Salesman
S.N. Purohit...Tap Shop Owner
Shiv Palawat...Tea Room Waiter
Mahesh Udeshi...Doctor at Clinic
Neena Kulkarni...Gaurika
Gagan Mishra...Restaurant Owner
A.R. Rama...Rickshaw Driver / Jean
Louise Brealey...Hairdresser
Russell Balogh...Lawyer (uncredited)
Israr Azam...Hospital Porter (uncredited)
Fiaz Ali...Indian Passenger (uncredited)
Victoria Jane Appleton...European Passenger (uncredited)
Production
Director:John Madden
Producer:Graham Broadbent (producer)
Peter Czernin (producer)
Caroline Hewitt (co-producer)
Pravesh Sahni (line producer)
Sarah Harvey (co-producer)
Jeff Skoll (executive producer)
Ricky Strauss (executive producer)
Writer:Ol Parker (screenplay)
Deborah Moggach (novel "These Foolish Things")
Composer:Thomas Newman
Cinematographer:Ben Davis (director of photography)
Editing:Chris Gill
Casting:Michelle Guish
Seher Latif
Production Design:Alan MacDonald
Art Director:Peter Francis (supervising art director)
Dilip More
Set Decorator:Tina Jones
Costume Design:Louise Stjernsward
Makeup:Sylvia Atkins (daily hair & makeup artist (uncredited)
Beverley Binda (makeup supervisor)
Daniel Phillips (makeup designer)
Xavier Peter D'Souza (assistant makeup artist)
Kamlesh (assistant makeup artist)
Luize Joyce Margaret (assistant hair stylist)
Menaka Remei Chinal (assistant hair stylist)
Production Management:Sanjay Kumar (production supervisor)
Richard Hill (unit manager: London)
Alistair Hopkins (post-production supervisor)
Trevor Ingman (production supervisor)
Simon Fraser (production manager: London)
Rajeev Mehra (production manager: Jaipur)
Tori Parry (production manager: London)
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