- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.2/10
- Director: John Madden
- Country: UKUSAUnited Arab Emirates
- Year: 2011
- Duration: 124 min
- Genres: Comedy,Drama,Romance,
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Seven elderly Britons, for a variety of reasons, respond to an online ad and travel to Jaipur, India, where they find run-down hotel with a young, exuberant, and optimistic host. Evelyn Greenslade (Dame Judi Dench), newly widowed, wants a low-cost experience, Graham Dashwood (Tom Wilkinson) seeks a long-ago love, Douglas Ainslie (Bill Nighy) and Jean Ainslie (Dame Penelope Wilton) have lost their pension in a family investment, Muriel Donnelly (Dame Maggie Smith) needs cheap hip surgery, Madge Hardcastle (Celia Imrie) seeks a rich husband, and Norman Cousins (Ronald Pickup) is chasing women. India affects each in different ways, enchanting Douglas and Evelyn while driving Jean deeper into bitterness. Their host, young Sonny (Dev Patel), has dreams but little cash or skill; he also has a girlfriend whom his mother dismisses. Stories cross and discoveries await each one.
Judi Dench, Patrick Pearson, James Rawlings, Penelope Wilton, Liza Tarbuck, Lucy Robinson, Celia Imrie, Sara Stewart, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Dickson, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Paul Bhattacharjee, Ronald Pickup, Simon Wilson,