Sunday, 16 January 2011

20 for 2011: 13 - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The retirement home beckons with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at 13.

Sensing a gap in the market Dr Ravi Kapoor, a South London casualty consultant, enlists his cousin Sonny (played by Dev Patel) to open a Mumbai based Old People home for his more complicated patients. When those patients include Maggie Smith (picture with Dev above), Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy you just know there'll be sparks flying and some serious fish out of water gags.

It's going to be tough to balance the tone for this, is it a comedy or will we mainly be learning lessons about the fragility of life? If I were to guess which of the films in the top 20 is most likely to be delayed until 2012 I would probably choose this one. Sorry.


TomS said...

So far this is the film I am most anxious to see.

I hope it doesn't disintegrate into cute-old-people humor and sitcom resolution.

Runs Like A Gay said...

The strength of the cast should be enough to make this an enjoyably piece, even if it ends up being a ball of fluff.