The Plot: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
Director John Madden (The Debt, Shakespeare in Love) assembles an incredible cast of older, veteran British actors – as well as Slumdog Millionaire‘s Dev Patel – for the comedy film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Fox Searchlight isn’t releasing the movie until March 2012 (which is strange because it looks like one of those films Oscar voters could get behind) but you can check out the first trailer now: