PG-13, 124 min.
Director: John Madden
Writers: Ol Parker, Deborah Moggach (novel “These Foolish Things”)
Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tena Desae, Lillete Dubey
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is a great title. It’s an enjoyable movie. It’s exactly what I expected it to be. Nothing more. Nothing less.
The hotel of the title is located in India and is marketed toward “the elderly & the beautiful.” The owner/operator is really just a kid who is trying to provide a place for people nobody wants to deal with anymore. Really, it’s an excuse to watch some wonderful senior British actors be charming and funny and dramatic. It works for that.