The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
In Movie Theaters May 4, 2012
The About face: A story set in Bangalore and centered around the workers and residents at Dunroamin, a home for the elderly.
The Wild side: The movie, based on the novel of the same name, follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
The Movie facts: Why it will be a hit: The film is directed by John Madden, responsible for The Debt and Shakespeare In Love. And it stars three elderly Oscar winners and/or nominees, Tom Wilkinson (two-time Oscar nominee), Judi Dench (Oscar winner) and Maggie Smith (two-time Oscar winner). How can it go wrong?
Cast: Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy
Director: John Madden
Movie Studio: Fox Searchlight
Rating: PG-13 (For language)