John Madden currently has The Debt playing in theaters, but his next movie is already set to come out early next year. That film is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a comedy starring Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, and Penelope Wilton. We brought you some images from it a few weeks ago, and Apple has now premiered the trailer.
Let me put it to you this way: If ones goes into this with the knowledge that it’s about “a group of seniors who travel to an Indian hotel run by a young manager,” you can guess about half of the things that will crop up in this preview. So many ethnic jokes. I mean, one remark about the food being weird is fine, but two is pushing it a little hard. Combine this with some other typical culture clash humor, and I was sighing.
But, even with those problems being evident, something about the film looks kind of pleasant; probably a mix of the cinematography and the actors, both of whom seem to deliver good work. Best of all, a couple of lines even got a laugh. This may not end up being great, but watching people I respect in a breezy movie about traveling to an exotic part of the world is bound to have some charms. My biggest hope is that they’re getting some of the more obvious stuff out of the way in the marketing.
Watch the trailer below:
Synopsis: 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.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens in theaters on March 9th, 2012.
What impression does this trailer leave you with? Is there an interest on your part in seeing these actors have fun in India?
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