Several elderly Brits, retired and seeking something unique, independently find brochures touting the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in India. With promises of a ritzy lifestyle, they each embark and find that the Marigold doesn’t live up to its advertisements. An all–star British cast, featuring Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy, give the story panache and a touch of class.
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Some adult themes are broached in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, including potential infidelity, homosexuality, and the travails of aging. ClearPlay cleans up about 20 instances of profanity, while trimming scenes of implied sexuality and partial nudity. While some teens may be attracted to the color and flavor of India, most younger viewers won’t find much to identify with.
Will this passage to India spice up my life?…
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel runs into similar traps that many ensemble pieces (such as the recently released What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Think Like a Man) suffer from, namely too many storylines and a tendency toward cliché. Nevertheless, the movie is populated by A–list actors who elevate the material, and for some reason, everything sounds better with a British accent.
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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language; 124 min; Directed By John Madden