The cast list for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy; by anyone’s standards that’s an impressive line-up.
We should also mention Dev Patel who you may remember from Slumdog Millionaire – he runs a hotel in India for the elderly and the beautiful and his latest crop of guests are quite a challenge. They arrive with a lot of baggage and we don’t mean just their cases.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is not high art but as you’d expect with that cast the acting is sublime and the story is heart-warming and at times funny and poignant. And it has Bill Nighy giving Judi Dench a lift on a motorbike. Treat someone a bit older than yourself this weekend.
- Paul Anderson
Watch the trailer for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (certificate 12A) below: