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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (With Bonus Digital Copy)

Released on 25 June 2012

Featuring: Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy & Judi Dench

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

4.0 out of 5 (14 customer reviews) | Write a review

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A group of British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you begin let go of the past

From the Director of Shakespeare In Love and featuring an all-star British cast, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a charming, life affirming comedy drama about life, love and new beginnings...
  • Behind the story: Lights, colours and smiles

customer Reviews

 Average rating (14 reviews)

 Bloody Brilliant!

| | See all Katrina's reviews (30)

All adults (regardless of age) will appreciate this film. If you've been on a different planet recently and haven't seen the numerous TV adverts - It is about a bunch of retirees looking for an alternative retirement by emigrating to India and residing in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the elderly and beautiful. The whole film is hilariously funny and really tells it like it is by highlighting the fact of how old people are treated in England in comparison with India. The cast is full of strong characters. Maggie Smith's character in need of a hip replacement delivers some corkers with her cockney accent, and another classic moment is when Judi Dench teaches the Indian call centre a thing or two! There is just one laugh after another with all the characters. What a great story! Well written and produced. Don't miss it!

 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

| | See all Prudunce's reviews (1)

We saw the preview of this film and think it is the best film we both had seen in a very long time. It is not only aimed at the older members of the family, and it is a very funny film with its more serious side.

 Must See Movie of the year

| | See all loraineb's reviews (1)

The critics slated this film..... just goes to show what they know! The whole crowded cinema loved this, it was one laugh out loud moment after another and everyone was praising it to the skies on the way out. It is very thought provoking too - what are we going to do as we get older and the thought of a soulless 'care home' makes our blood run cold? Have a hanky ready for tears of laughter and a bit of sadness too. I guarantee you will love this film.


| | See all Lankyandi's reviews (11)

quite enjoyed this film, parts were a bit boring and film could hav been made shorter but was an alright feel good film. the type of film u could sit down and watch with your mum after sunday dinner!! :o)


| | See all machie's reviews (1)

Maybe I expected too much, Great reviews, great cast, great idea. But for me it fell flat. It had some humour, but hardly hilarious. This kind of film relies on a deep understanding of the characters background and relationships So you can see how they change and develop but this was brushed over quite quickly. It could have been set anywhere as there was no real interaction with the locals, they didn't help them, muck in or get to understand them. I felt the whole film was rather disjointed, not funny enough and lacking depth and empathy. If I hadn't read about it and so expecting more, I may have enjoyed it more.

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ActorsMaggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ramona Marquez, Ronald Pickup, Liza Tarbuck, Tena Desae, Lillete Dubey, Russell Balogh & Israr Azam
DirectorJohn Madden
Certificate12 years and over
Screen16:9 Letterbox 2.35:1
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired
Duration1 hour and 58 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.