THE BEST EX­OTIC MARIGOLD HO­TEL

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

7.30PM, TDT

In this pleas­ant, pen­sioner-pow­ered Bri­tish en­sem­ble com­edy, a posse of past- it Poms are suck­ered into living at a ritzy re­tire­ment home in Jaipur, In­dia, which turns out to be not in the least bit ritzy at all. Best en­joyed as a rare chance to see an ex­ten­sive ar­ray of Eng­land’s fi nest weath­er­beaten thesps act­ing up a storm at close quar­ters. There’s the Wid­owed One ( Judi Dench), the Mis­er­ably Mar­ried Ones ( Bill Nighy and Pene­lope Wil­ton), a Gen­tle­manly Gay One ( Tom Wilkin­son), a cou­ple of Randy Ones ( Celia Im­rie and Ron­ald Pickup) and a Fussy Racist One ( Maggie Smith, Down­ton Abbey’s queen of the dis­ap­prov­ing stare). Stereo­types all, but not one out­stays their wel­come.

Eng­land’s fi nest: Judi Dench heads an im­pres­sive en­sem­ble cast in The Best Ex­otic Marigold Ho­tel.

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