Directed by: John Madden
Staring: Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Bill Nighy & Tom Wilkinson
This all-star uplifting comedy follows a group of English pensioners as they flee the grim and expensive UK, and head off for India hoping to start a new life.
They are enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel in Jaipur, a seemingly luxurious sanctuary for ‘the elderly and beautiful’, but it turns out to be a dilapidated place, run by young, relentlessly optimistic entrepreneur Sonny (Dev Patel of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame). The film shows how India touches the characters’ lives in different ways as they start afresh, and they are transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.