It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Traditionally, a weekend that signals the beginning of the summer travel season for many. It’s also a traditional weekend that movie goers look forward to as the beginning of the summer blockbuster releases. While studios have jumped the gun over the years trying to get a leg up by releasing films early (e.g. The Avengers), hopefully, you can save a few hours this weekend and check in to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
While the cast list reads like a Who’s Who of British film greats including a Dame and a Dowager Countess, the story and message is priceless. In a nutshell, for Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie, retirement takes an unconventional turn as they abandon their homeland, enticed by advertisements for THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, a ‘luxurious sanctuary’ for the elderly and beautiful in Jaipur, India. On arrival, they discover that the hotel falls just short of nowhere near the romantic getaway promised in the brochure. Enter the ever-optimistic young manager Sonny (Dev Patel) who tirelessly wins them over while they tentatively embark on a new adventure.
Overall, the group finds that life can begin again when you let go of the past. Check it out nationwide starting today.