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‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ trailer

Posted by · 4:26 pm · September 15th, 2011

John Madden’s latest, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” is set for release. Contrary to rumor, it will stay on its March 9, 2012 release date (especially now that Fox Searchlight has filled its awards boat), but it nevertheless looks like the sort of film that could be a lighthearted awards play next year if they wanted it to be. Maybe. For now, the trailer has launched via Apple. Check it out by clicking the image below or watch an embed after the jump.




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  • 1 9-15-2011 at 4:30 pm

    m1 said...

    Okay, this was hilarious. I am officially excited for next year.

  • 2 9-15-2011 at 4:50 pm

    Andrej said...

    “Is that Dev Patel? No, it can’t be. This movie can’t be that stup…”

    :( oh. It’s him.

    This might as well be Slumdog Millionaire 2, as he’s still in India, buddying with some equally rich, but foreign people. I only hope Judi Dench will save the film for me.

  • 3 9-15-2011 at 5:09 pm

    will said...

    I work at an … art house theater, I guess (?) that attracts a somewhat older audience, and I can already envision this movie doing very well in that market.

  • 4 9-15-2011 at 6:26 pm

    TheyCallMeMrTits said...

    This may seem like a strange criticism but this trailer runs too long. My impression of the film hit its high about halfway through. Afterwards it became a bit repetative.

    Any comparions to Slumdog also didn’t help the cause for me.

    And since we are on the subject of John Madden, had there been any new developments concertning “The Rivals”, which was announced back in the mid naughts? This project sounds very interesting.

  • 5 9-15-2011 at 6:37 pm

    JJ1 said...

    This looks adorable. I’m sure I’ll eat it up.

    That said, I wasn’t wild about how broad the acting/line readings were. Could just be the way the trailer was cut.

    In any case, I love everyone in this thing.

  • 6 9-15-2011 at 7:07 pm

    Speaking English said...

    It’s comparable to “Slumdog Millionaire” because it takes place in India and has Dev Patel? Give me a break.

  • 7 9-15-2011 at 7:20 pm

    SC said...

    Looks charming.

  • 8 9-15-2011 at 7:53 pm

    TheyCallMeMrTits said...

    “It’s comparable to “Slumdog Millionaire” because it takes place in India and has Dev Patel? ”

    Absolutely. Are you going to tell me that the filmmaker cast Patel for any reason other than to invoke memories of Slumdog Millionaire?
    You don’t even understand the point.

    Now, I’m not saying that this movie *actually* has much in common with Slumdog (a film I pretty much abhor) plotwise but, see the point above.

    “This might as well be Slumdog Millionaire 2, as he’s still in India, buddying with some equally rich, but foreign people”
    +1

  • 9 9-15-2011 at 7:58 pm

    Dana Jones said...

    On the bright side, worse things have been made.

  • 10 9-15-2011 at 8:03 pm

    Dana Jones said...

    Seriously, what is with the caricature of an Indian person aka Dev Patel’s character!!!

  • 11 9-15-2011 at 8:21 pm

    /3rtfull said...

    Maggie Smith for Oscar No.3!

  • 12 9-15-2011 at 9:37 pm

    Michael said...

    This looks like so much fun to me! I can’t wait to see it, although nothing about it really resonated to me as an “Oscar” film at all – it just looks like a really good and entertaining film that let really good actors have lots of fun doing their thing.

  • 13 9-16-2011 at 12:35 am

    Gautam said...

    Well another movie tht tries to cash on India’s diversity (Read: underbelly) .. though I must say this one portrays India in much better light than what Slumdog did … India is so much more than the Taj, the slums or the street urchins … hopefully this movie will showcase sth different …
    The trailer seems nice and heart-warming … but I feel the movie is Oscar-‘baity’ specially the performances … why aren’t they releasing it towards end of the year ?? Any idea Kris …

  • 14 9-16-2011 at 1:49 am

    Jim T said...

    It would be hard for me to be so annoyed by the trailer that I wouldn’t see the movie but it actually seems sweet and funny (maybe trying too hard some times) and I’m totally seeing it. Judi and Maggie FTW

  • 15 9-16-2011 at 4:52 am

    JJ1 said...

    Dana said, “On the bright side, worse things have been made”.

    Ha! Well, you could say that about most films. Methinks you’re not too high on this one. :)

  • 16 9-16-2011 at 8:24 am

    Max said...

    Man. I can totally see this as right up the Academy’s bailiwick (and I mean that in the worst way possible).

  • 17 1-15-2012 at 6:20 pm

    India 101 said...

    This is looking really fun. I hope that the film makers treat the child actors in India better than Danny Boyle did in India. If this inspires you to travel to India, be sure to look up the DVD “India 101” on Createspace and we are very excited to see this one

  • 18 3-13-2012 at 6:41 am

    Robert Peacock said...

    Does anyone know what the song is towards the end of the trailer? I bought the Official Soundtrack but this song is not on it!

  • 19 3-19-2012 at 2:37 pm

    Christoph Nitsche said...

    Matt Cardle – “Starlight”.

  • 20 3-20-2012 at 5:30 am

    Robert Peacock said...

    Many thanks, Christoph. Cheers!

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