THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Besides its sterling cast, its ace in the hole is its pungent depiction of Jaipur's teeming streets, which give an otherwise well-mannered movie a blinding splash of color.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 05.03.2012
There are brutal truths about the declining years in Best Exotic, from loneliness to financial woes that can't be solved by getting a new job, but they are amply padded with comedy and cheery messages about acceptance; this is no bitter pill to swallow.Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, 05.04.2012
A refreshing, mature fairy tale with a top-notch ensemble cast.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 05.03.2012
They're stuck with a script, by Ol Parker, that's stuffed with contrivance and cliche, and doggedly repetitive as it tracks its characters' efforts to find new love and adapt to new surroundings.Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 05.08.2012