Movies “I want to watch”….
With stars like Judi Dench and Bill Nighy I really don’t think it can go wrong, especially as it’s based in Jaipur, India – one of my favourite places I’ve visited so far.
Check out the official movie trailer:
The shortened synopsis – no spoilers:
A group of British retirees decide to outsource their retirement to India, where it is less expensive and seemingly exotic. They are enticed by advertisements for the newly-restored Marigold Hotel and are bolstered with visions of a life of leisure.
They arrive in Mumbai, after an arduous journey, to find the palace a shell of its former self. The phones don’t work, the building is run-down, and the food isn’t to their liking.
Filmed on location in: Udaipur and Rajasthan, India
“When the Brits make a film well, we knock spots off the competition and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a completely joyous example of just such a film! You can keep your Artist, Midnight in Paris. etc. etc, this is two hours of pure bliss. This is the sort of film so well directed, that no one actor is better than another, even the cameo roles are brilliantly observed. Wonderful dialogue, superb acting, one minute exceptionally funny the next, moving. Well observed characters who you feel you know! Plus the added bonus of beautiful scenery, This is the first film I have seen for ages that made me want to stay and watch it all over again – it really is just one great big hug of a film that leaves you feeling very content!”
A line from the trailer that tickled me:
“We have a saying in India, everything will be alright in the end so if it’s not alright – it is not yet the end”
Released in UK in February 2012 and USA in May 2012.
Can’t wait to see this comedy drama!