Reelz Recommends: A Poignant Tale of Golden Age Rediscovery with Plenty of Charm Now Available on DVD and Blu-ray
10.18.12 by BJSprecher
"At my age I can’t plan that far ahead. I don’t even buy green bananas."
While away your golden years in a lavish hotel dedicated to retirees with refined tastes. (Cockroaches free of charge.)
The Flick: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Skinny: Academy Award-nominated director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) shot the movie on location in the Indian state of Rajasthan, with the former palace of a tribal chieftain serving as the title hotel. The screenplay, written by Ol Parker, is based on prolific author Deborah Moggach's latest novel, These Foolish Things.
The Players: Dame Judi Dench headlines the impressive ensemble cast as Evelyn Greenslade, a newly widowed housewife who is forced to sell her home in England to pay off her husband's debts and decides to retire to India. Other expatriates are played by Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup and Celia Imrie. Dev Patel also stars.
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