British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Judi Dench had a great raw model character in this movie I think, she looks like Birgitta Stenberg, one of my other raw model in real life…
Maggie Smith was superb in her character and also Bill Nighy.
Director: John Madden
Evelyn (Judi Dench) – A widowed housewife, who let her husband take care of the financials and never asked questions. Thus she’s forced to sell her house to pay off his debts and move to India to retire, and to finally have an adventure. Her blog on her time at the hotel serves as narration and reflection.