The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I enjoyed Marigold Hotel, or to give it it’s full name, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I wouldn’t call it hilarious, as some of the pundits do, but it is full of gentle British self-deprecating humour and picks up really well on various culture clashes between the British way of life and the Indian.

As you might expect from such a stellar British cast, all the characters were well portrayed. They meshed together well, carried along by a fairly predictable plot . Not that ot mattered that it was predictable: it was one of those stories where you know what is going to happen to virtually everyone five minutes into the film, but it doesn’t matter in the slightest.

I recommend Marigold Hotel to anyone who’d like to while away a whimsical, humorous hour or two. I don’t think it’s suitable for younger viewers – not because of inappropriate content, but simply because I don’t think they’d be able to follow what is going on, and probably wouldn’t pick up on much of the character-driven humour.
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