Movie Review: This British film centres around a number of older British folks who, for various reasons, find themselves short on cash and nowhere to go as they enter various phases of retirement and older age. They read about the Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Aged and Beautiful, in India, and decide to make the journey there for a better retirement life. However, what they find there challenges their thoughts and views, and gives them various levels of culture shock. Overall, Director John Madden has done an awesome job bringing this amazing story to life, using colour and sound to bring the vibrancy and crowded Indian urban life to the screen. The British actors and actresses do outstanding work in this movie, with Judi Dench shining as a recently widowed woman striving to make it on her own, and Maggie Smith as a racist, wheelchair-bound woman who needs to learn lessons in humility. Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire fame does an incredible job as the excited hotel manager. The movie has high points and low points as these characters intermingle in India, and overall, this movie is definitely one worth watching!
Overall Review: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars