Cosy, familiar and accommodating. UK, 122 mins
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.