The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a feel good film about a group of British pensioners who forgo to the traditional Rest Home in Eastbourne or Villa in
Upon arriving in
each character copes
differently with the culture shock with some settling in as though they’ve
lived there all their lives, others trying to experience all the country has to
offer and some staying hidden in their rooms in case they see or taste
something different to their norm. There are love interests and surprises but
on the whole the plot is fairly predictable. It is funny though. I laughed
along on multiple occasions with the entirely OAP audience I saw the film with.
It is obviously aimed at older cinema goers but can definitely be enjoyed by
all age groups. India
|The cast of The Avengers 4: Vacation|
The acting is great across the board but it is
’s go to
Indian Dev Patel who comes out on top. His character is frantic and funny,
caring and loveable. He does a great job by giving the film real heart. His is
a great performance. Bill Nighy was also very likeable but he was basically
just playing his usual slightly stoned old guy character. Tom Wilkinson showed
interesting emotional touches and there was no real weak link, as you’d expect
from a cast of this calibre. Britain
|Patel playing 'whose a lucky bugger' again with his love interest.|
This is a very good film on the whole but there were some problems. Firstly, Judy Dench’s character manages to get a job within a couple of days despite never having had a job before in her life. The film also glossed over the poverty of the country with only a passing mention to the financial and social problems that millions of its citizens face. Maggie Smith’s characters transformation from racist old biddy to zen master/financial whizz seemed a little far fetched and felt a bit too convenient.
Despite these problems, it is a lovely film with plenty to like. Not least the wonderful love stories which feature throughout. It is also very funny and well written and acted and would recommend it to anyone, young or old.