Cosy, fa­mil­iar and ac­com­mo­dat­ing. UK, 122 mins

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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 finest weather-beaten thesps act­ing up a storm at close quar­ters. There’s the Wid­owed One (Judi Dench, above), 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 ever quite out­stays their wel­come.

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