The film 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.
Based on the novel These foolish things by Deborah Moggach.;Extras: Behind the story: lights, colors and smiles featurette;Casting legends featurette.;Director of photography, Ben Davis;film editor, Chris Gill;music by Thomas Newman.;Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith.;When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways.;MPAA rating: PG-13;for sexual content and language.;DVD;NTSC region 1;widescreen;Dolby Digital.;In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish;with optional English SDH, Spanish subtitles;English descriptive audio;Closed-captioned.
Metacritic 07/20/2012 (EAN 0024543772224, DVD-Video)
Metacritic 07/20/2012 (EAN 0024543772293, Blu Ray)
Contributor Bio: Madden, John
John Madden's passion for the Southwest comes through in his work, which depicts the vastness and grandeur of this rich land. His photos have graced the homes of Madeline Kahn, Michael Landon, U.S. Representative Larry Combest, former Texas Governor Ann Richards, and Texas Senator John T. Montford, to name a few, and his photography has been showcased in gallery shows throughout the Southwest. Madden assisted National Geographic photographers Dewitt Jones and Rike Cooke during two photography seminars on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. He has served as the official photographer for the Colorado Indian Market, the Texas Indian Market and Southwest Showcase, the Disabled American Veterans National Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and for John T. Montford, Governor of the Day. His work has appeared in publications including Bravo, Cowboy, Southwest Art, US Art, Vietnam Veteran, Whispering Wind, and World Oil, as well as calendars and advertisements. Madden lives in Amarillo, Texas, with his wife Judy and is working on his next book, Through My Eyes-The Art of Faces.
Contributor Bio: Nighy, Bill
Bill Nighy is a multi-award-winning actor who has appeared in many TV dramas, including "State of Play", "The Girl in the Cafe", and "Page Eight", for which he received a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. He won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role as Billy Mack in "Love Actually", while his other films include "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man s Chest", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1", and the smash hit "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".
Contributor Bio: Smith, Maggie
EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.
Contributor Bio: Dench, Judi
Dame Judi Dench is an English film, stage, and television actor. She has received many award nominations for her acting in theater, film, and television, including eleven BAFTAs, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. In addition to her extensive acting career, she has also lent her voice to several children s audio books and in 2008 became the voice for the updated Walt Disney World Epcot attraction Spaceship Earth.
Contributor Bio: Wilton, Penelope
Penelope Wilton is a noted stage, film, and television actress. A two-time winner of the Critics Circle Theatre Award, she is best known for her roles in the BBC comedy "Ever Decreasing Circles "and the popular drama series "Downton Abbey".