The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is supposed to be India’s answer for the UK’s most elegant retirees – a place where they can spend their golden years surrounded by lush amenities – that is, until seven retirees who are in need of a transformation find themselves on the front steps of the not-quite-ready resort. Thus begins a comic, romantic and poignant adventure in a land full of unexpected pleasures, brought to life by some of the most honored and accomplished screen actors of our time.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Release Date
In Theaters May 4, 2012
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Credits
Starring:Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel with Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith
This morning the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominees for the best performances of the year, and threw in more than a few surprises. Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy? Javier Bardem for Skyfall? Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for Best Ensemble? In the world of people who aim to predict the Academy Awards, these nods raised a lot of questions
Katey Rich and Sean O'Connell
Dec 12, 2012
SAG Award Surprises: What Can We Learn From These Weird Nominations?
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is secretly one of the year's biggest hits, a tiny British indie movie that grossed $46 million in the United States and an amazing $134 million worldwide. It's holding out some hope for Oscar attention, including a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Maggie Smith, but the real prize seems to be proving that a movie about a bunch of retirees
Dec 03, 2012
Colin Firth And Helen Mirren Could Join Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Sequel
The original film, budgeted around $10 million, went on to earn a wildly successful $134.3M internationally, making it a huge hit for Fox Searchlight. The studio’s currently shopping the film for awards consideration, and it’s possible one of the elite members of the cast could break through into a critics’ group’s conversations.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD on September 18. To celebrate next week’s release, Twentieth Century Home Entertainment has released a couple of clips from some of the set’s featurettes for the fans’ viewing pleasure. So if you are in to the dramatic setting, or the British wit of the cast in the film, you should check out the clips.
Sep 15, 2012
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Bonus Features Highlight Shooting In India
In my interview with Madden, which you can read below, he explains the pleasure he took in handing roles to these actors that they might not get otherwise, as well as contradicting some general cultural assumptions about what it means to get old
May 04, 2012
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Director John Madden On Letting Judi Dench And Bill Nighy Act Like Teenagers
With John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Debt) directing, and a cast that consists of Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench and Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel a poster covered in colorful flowers and those names would be enough to sell the movie on its own. This trailer gives us a bit more to go on
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has remained relatively under the radar considering the calibre of talent he’s got on board for the film. Dame Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, and one of my personal favorites Bill Nighy adorn the top line meaning that no matter what this film winds up being about we’re going to see some top men and women doing what they do best.
Sep 15, 2011
Flowery Poster For John Madden's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel