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Year: 2011
USA: Fox Searchlight Pictures
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Ramona Marquez, Tena Desae, Lillete Dubey
Director: John Madden
Country: UK
USA & UK: 124 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains strong language, moderate sex references and racist remarks
USA Release Date: 25 May 2012 (Expanding)
USA Release Date: 4 May 2012 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 24 February 2012


For a disparate group of English pensioners (Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie and Ronald Pickup), retirement takes an unconventional turn when they abandon their homeland, enticed by advertisements for THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, a seemingly luxurious sanctuary for “the elderly and beautiful” in Jaipur, India.

On arrival, they discover that the hotel falls somewhat short of the romantic idyll promised in the brochure, but they are gradually won over by the ever-optimistic young manager Sonny (Dev Patel), and tentatively embark on a new adventure, finding that life can begin again when you let go of the past.

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