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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Bill Nighy
Maggie Smith
Judi Dench
Tom Wilkinson
Dev Patel
Penelope Wilton
Celia Imrie
Directors
John Madden
Screenwriters
Ol Parker
Running Time
118 minutes

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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Plot
For a disparate group of English pensioners, retirement takes an unconventional turn when they abandon their homeland, enticed by advertisements for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a seemingly luxurious sanctuary for "the elderly and beautiful" in Jaipur, India. On arrival, they discover that the hotel falls somewhat short of the romantic idyll promised in the brochure, but they are gradually won over by the ever-optimistic young manager Sonny, and tentatively embark on a new adventure, finding that life can begin again when you let go of the past.


Verdict
Charming, delightful and amusing - just what you'd expect from the star-studded cast of veterans.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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