The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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The Independent Culture

Seven pensioners (including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson) discover that they don't have the funds to live comfortably in Britain, so they fly off to a palatial retirement home in Jaipur, only to find that it's in a worse state than they are.

Some of our most distinguished actors deliver some sparkling one-liners, but it ends up as a gentle Sunday-evening sitcom: Benidorm for the Saga set.