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projectmayhem00 16-02-2012 22:38

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
 
New British comedy about a group of disparate retirees who opt to spend their 'autumn years' in India. With an all-star cast including Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Celia Imrie. Looks good and is out on the 24th Februrary. Anyone seen it yet?

Inkblot 17-02-2012 08:13

The trailer got a good reaction in the cinema when I went to see The Artist, but I thought it looked embarrassingly cliched. The bit where Dev Patel does an It Ain't Half Hot Mum Indian stereotype really put me off. Maybe the trailer does it a disservice.

mimicole 17-02-2012 08:15

I'll probably see this at some point. :)

Muttley76 17-02-2012 08:19

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Originally Posted by Inkblot (Post 56613919)
The trailer got a good reaction in the cinema when I went to see The Artist, but I thought it looked embarrassingly cliched. The bit where Dev Patel does an It Ain't Half Hot Mum Indian stereotype really put me off. Maybe the trailer does it a disservice.

Pretty much my thoughts....looks extremely predicable as well, kind of like one of those painting by numbers kits you can get.

pete137 18-02-2012 14:43

It looks awful. 4 years on from Slumdog and the only role Dev Patel can get is playing a 'stereotype' Indian (apart from the awful Airbender film).

degsyhufc 18-02-2012 17:47

I saw a clip on the Graham Norton show last week and it looked as dull as ****. Mind you, so did the clip of The Woman in Black that they showed last night.

Sethos Doukas 19-02-2012 14:40

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Originally Posted by degsyhufc (Post 56641303)
I saw a clip on the Graham Norton show last week and it looked as dull as ****. Mind you, so did the clip of The Woman in Black that they showed last night.

Saw both films at private screenings, both are utter pants imop, no wonder cinema attendance's are dropping.

degsyhufc 19-02-2012 19:00

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Originally Posted by Sethos Doukas (Post 56656111)
Saw both films at private screenings, both are utter pants imop, no wonder cinema attendance's are dropping.

I was wondering if they intentionally gave dull clips to show so there wouldn't be any spoilers, but surely the audience needs some motivation to see a film and the trailer should do that.
I suppose it's better than those trailers that are actually better than the movie :D

JoLuc 19-02-2012 19:04

Same old British actors that cannot inspire me to go see it.
Surprised Helena BC isn't in it too. ;)
The sad thing is there are many lower budget British films with fine actors that just don't get the media or DS coverage. :(

Sharona68 19-02-2012 19:40

I can't wait to see it, it has a brilliant cast and I've read the book on which it is based.

projectmayhem00 24-02-2012 20:33

Just seen this. Really funny and charming movie. 8/10

dillan 24-02-2012 23:58

Just came back from the cinema. It was probably one of the funniest films I've seen in a while. Loved it! And the acting was great.

9/10.

bigalt 25-02-2012 07:52

It got Judi Dench and Maggie Smith so will watch when it comes out on DVD.

Stansfield 25-02-2012 12:33

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Originally Posted by projectmayhem00 (Post 56762725)
Just seen this. Really funny and charming movie. 8/10

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Originally Posted by dillan (Post 56767417)
Just came back from the cinema. It was probably one of the funniest films I've seen in a while. Loved it! And the acting was great.
9/10.

Charming & Very Funny....9/10
Loved every minute of this film...a great British OAP cast, in stunning Locations, what more do you want.


And the screening I went to Yesterday was nearly FULL....with the average age, about 72.;)

lozzerbozzer 25-02-2012 19:46

Saw this today and really enjoyed it. Maggie Smith stole the movie for me, would give it 8/10.

Hotgossip 25-02-2012 23:05

Been to see it and I'd score it 8.5 out of 10. I did enjoy it but there were bits I would have done differently and it was a tad predictable. Liked the colour, the noise & hustle & bustle though.

I just love Bill Nighy.

MissDexter 27-02-2012 21:00

4/10

Dull, lifeless, full of clichés and hardly a laugh in it.
Sorry to be harsh but it just didn't go anywhere, a wasted opportunity.

Tallulah121 27-02-2012 21:46

Saw this earlier with my mum, I'm 25 and was a bit apprehensive about going to see it as I wasn't quite sure about it from the trailer. However, I was pleasantly suprised. I didn't think it was dull or predictable, I actually thought it was very funny, very well directed and brilliantly acted. IMO it wasn't at all cheesy like I expected it to be and even though I'm a bit biased towards Maggie Smith as I think she's wonderful, she truly was brilliant in this film and very witty. Judi Dench and Bill Nighy were also very good and I felt the whole cast worked well together as a unit. I liked it :)

MissDexter 28-02-2012 05:28

Great cast but several of them were wasted in under-developed storylines. We meet Carol once don't see her for an hour then she turns up at the end to say George is moving in with her.

Bad editing too - one scene just appeared from no where and was never explained, to me it was obvious a scene or two was missing which explained the random scene.

wordfromthewise 28-02-2012 13:41

Not great but not terrible.....Lightweight and 'some things I would have done differently' sums it up perfectly particularly what looked like an implausible and rushed tying up of loose ends at the end of the film.

It would really have struggled without such a strong cast.

mrsdaisychain 28-02-2012 16:35

Been to see this film this week and loved every minute of it. I laughed almost all the way through, some of the one liners were brilliantly funny.
The fabulous cast played each of their roles to perfection and the scenery was lovely too. Just wondering how they got away with a lot what they said in this constricting PC world right now.
It gave the impression that when on location, it was just a matter of get in there and get stuck in. It wasn't as though there were thousands of extras, it didn't appear like that at all, it captured the life there so, so well.
I can't say there was one particular actor/actress that I liked better, they all did well to entertain us in a charming film.
I would recommend this to anyone to go and see.

jabegy 29-02-2012 00:20

Saw it today, wonderful film, came out of the cinema feeling very happy. 9/10

TVGirl319 29-02-2012 09:11

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Originally Posted by pete137 (Post 56638106)
It looks awful. 4 years on from Slumdog and the only role Dev Patel can get is playing a 'stereotype' Indian (apart from the awful Airbender film).

I know!! And yet his girlfriend, Frieda Pinto, who co-starred with him in Slumdog Millionaire, has gone from strength to strength, to do a Woody Allen Film, the latest Planet Of The Apes film and other worthy projects, as well as forging a successful modelling career!!

Paddy C 29-02-2012 09:55

Dev Patel makes me want to hurt myself, so I shan't be watching this. Even seeing him in the trailer in his horribly cliche'd Indian accent makes me want to throw something at the TV. Which is a pity, the other cast members are all good and worth watching.

MissDexter 29-02-2012 10:09

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Originally Posted by TVGirl319 (Post 56848377)
I know!! And yet his girlfriend, Frieda Pinto, who co-starred with him in Slumdog Millionaire, has gone from strength to strength, to do a Woody Allen Film, the latest Planet Of The Apes film and other worthy projects, as well as forging a successful modelling career!!

In all honesty - they're probably on a par with each other. Woody Allen is hardly the director he once was, The Apes role was pointless and hardly registered. And as for other worthy projects - what?


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