- Browse our toys, games & collectibles to save 33% on this item. Here's how: buy two more items at regular price, and we'll take 33% off this one! Only applies to items sold by The Digital Vault. Enter code BUY3SAVE at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel / Benvenue au Marigold Hotel (Indian Palace) [Blu-ray]
|Price:||CDN$ 39.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfilment centres, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA products qualify for FREE Shipping
If you're a seller, Fulfilment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfilment by Amazon .
One Day Deal: "The Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection (Amazon Exclusive Box Set)" for $30.99
For one day only: The Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection (Amazon Exclusive Box Set) is at a one day special price. Offer valid on September 28, 2016, applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.ca, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.ca site. Learn more.
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a “true classic that reminds us that it’s never too late to find love and a fresh beginning at any age.” (Rex Reed, The New York Observer)
Some of the finest actors in England lend their formidable talents to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a charming fish-out-of-water yarn. The Brits, who include Evelyn (Judi Dench), Muriel (Maggie Smith), Douglas (Bill Nighy), and Graham (Tom Wilkinson), are planning retirement in a less expensive country. After "thorough research on the Internet," the group chooses what looks to be a grand, peaceful retreat, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It turns out that the bloom is off this marigold--it's shabby, antiquated, and as chaotic as the city in India, Jaipur, where it is set. Who can adapt to this very different retirement experience, and who founders? That question lies at the heart of the plot of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The cast is uniformly superb, as the retirees bond and bicker and fall out and then try to encourage one another. And Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) shines as Sonny, the barely-holding-it-together Marigold Hotel manager. Patel and Tena Desae, who plays Sunaina, his girlfriend, are charming yet face adaptation struggles of their own, in a modern-day India still tied strongly to its traditions but rapidly charging into the future. And the young Indians also seem to represent the energetic future, as the Brits represent the old world that's fast falling. At its heart, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, deftly directed by John Madden, is an uplifting journey, allowing the viewer to feel what the retirees are discovering on the screen. When Evelyn sighs, "Nothing here has worked out quite as I expected," Muriel crisply replies, "Most things don't. But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff." The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is most definitely the good stuff. --A.T. Hurley
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
In India, the scenes switch back and forth to the various guests' activities which intersect at times, similar to many indie movie scripts. During this time we get to know the characters much deeper and see them change in a nation of contrast of old traditions and the modern era. The film touches on the caste system and prearranged marriages which are common themes in Bollywood films also.
The acting and script were top notch. The film contain the right amount of comedy, drama, and even romance to make for a delightful tale. Dev Patel, whose acting ability I thought was undeveloped in "Slum Dog Millionaire" takes it up a notch with this all-star cast. Kudos to Maggie Smith who managed to play a difficult character with perfection.
PARENTAL GUIDE: 1 quick totally unnecessary f-bomb with an accent, sexual references, minor back nudity.
Six stories develop and entwine with the struggle of the young hotel manager to make his business a success. Through a skillful weaving of plot the characters get what they need if not what they want. The acting is excellent and balanced by subtle direction, (any of the principal actors could have stolen the movie) the scenics evoke beauty from the harsh reality of the urban Indian landscape.
We bought the dvd and watch it repeatedly. Like all good fairy tales it does not dilute with repeated telling.
Most recent customer reviews
I saw this on TV some years ago and just had to buy it. A great movie, just to show what some old folk can doPublished 2 days ago by John G.
What can you say about a DVD? Borrowed this from our library and wanted our own copy for home. Received within estimated time for delivery.Published 27 days ago by Irish Gypsy
What a wonderful, warm soulful film dealing with aging and all that comes with it not having enough money to live on, love, misunderstanding, family relationships and more in a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JN
This brave, funny movie hit home for me, being in this age group. Brought alive the sights and sounds of India, and
the courage of the little band of people who dared to be... Read more