THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
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.