Written January 18, 2017
I may not be the correct target demographic for this particular movie, but I did enjoy it immensely. I thought the cast brought a breath of life into each of their roles that gave the audience the appropriate impression to fall in love with. Judi Dench, Tom Wilkenson, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel were impeccable. The best thing about this movie is definitely the rich and sharp screenplay. I couldn't help but be impressed with how savvy the writing for this movie was. John Madden did a crack up job in the director's chair. This movie was a portrait of self-discovery for aged spirits in a completely exotic environment and I think this movie is very underrated. Everyone should see it.
Written August 31, 2015
Being eagerly awaiting this movie and I was not disappointed. Loved the storyline and stellar cast. I have to say that I expected a little more comedy, but it did have it's laughs...unfortunately, I had seen a lot of them in the previews. The story, however, had many touching and real moments. It moved along somewhat deliberately, giving you time to absorb, feel and think as the characters did. Would see it again in a heartbeat.
Written May 12, 2012
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel " is a true joy to watch. I love the veteran British actors, particularly Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Tim Wiilkinson. Young Dav Patel was excellent also. The scenery and music were marvelous. It is not a perfect movie, but a delightful one that made us laugh and think about what it will be like to get old.
Written May 06, 2012
Fantastic cast, excellent dialogue, lol humor, beautiful cinematography. Humor is sophisticated, so would not likely be as amusing for young children. Well worth the time and $$. Almost makes one want to go to India!
Written August 26, 2016
While "Marigold" has been out all month, it just began playing in middle TN (Nashville) area theaters today. I had seen several references to it-- especially on PBS, but didn't think I would get to see it locally. Since it showed up in the list at a few local theaters today, I thought I better take a couple hours this afternoon and see it. I can say it exceeded my already high expectations. The story is full of great material, but as portrayed by this cast it was amazing! To see such a collection of seasoned pros bring their "A" game to this effort was really a rare synthesis of all the right elements that make a truly great and memorable movie.
Take the time to go see this and you'll not be disappointed. There some life lessons and things to make you think-- characteristics that are increasingly scarce in American movie theaters. "Marigold" is a great exception to the typical & forgettable flicks of late.... So Enjoy!