I thoroughly enjoyed this charming movie about a group of retirees who are enticed to spend their golden years at a supposedly luxury resort in India. The exotic, colorful, and bustling locale enchants them and forces them out of their comfort zones. Some adapt to and embrace their new situation better than others.
I enjoyed both the comic and poignant moments of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The enthusiastic young manager’s favorite words are “In India we have a saying, everything will be all right in the end so if it is not all right it is not yet the end.” The movie features British veteran actors Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, and Tom Wilkinson.
The film is based on a novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach.