DVD & Blu-ray: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12)


It's odd that none of this distinguished British cast (including Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy) don't actually perspire in this Jaipur-set tale and the plotting is clunky and predictable, but it's refreshing to see a romantic comedy dominated by actors in late middle age.

Seven Brits, some nice, some less so, decide to spend their pensions on a stay at a shabby Rajasthan hotel, run by Dev Patel's eager manager, and inevitably end up bonding. A sweet, simple adaptation of Deborah Moggach's novel.