September 18, 2012
20th Century Fox
A small group of British retirees learn that the life they want to live might not be the life they need to live after pooling their resources to spend their twilight years in a unique setting located in India. Upon arriving at the once-opulent Marigold Hotel, however, the eager pensioners come to realize that rumors of the building's restoration have been greatly exaggerated. But just when it starts to seem that the privileged seniors have been swindled out of their life savings, they summon the courage to sever their ties to the past, and embrace their new life with a sense of wonder and adventure. Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Dev Patel star in this uplifting comedy-drama from director John Madden (THE DEBT, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE).
Three Irish-Catholic brothers living in Long Island--a "serious" Catholic worried about his relationship with a Jewish woman, a steadfast husband having an affair and a commitment-phobe being pressured by a girlfriend--talk over their romantic entanglements. The 27-year-old writer-director-producer won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for this debut.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Independent Spirit Award winner for best first feature.
Director Edward Burns shot the film on a shoestring budget -- on weekends -- over a period of eight months. He used his own family's home as the main set.
Initially released on 7 screens in the USA on August 4, 1995. The film had an opening weekend box office gross of $60,276.
Color by DuArt.
A Marlboro Road Gang Productions presentation, in conjunction with Videography Productions and The Brothers McMullen Prods.
Additional credit: Kenny Gronningsater (steadicam operator).
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.