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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a comedy about a group of aging Brits who decide (for financial and health problems) to spend their golden years in India, led astray by fraud advertising for this hotel for sale.

On arrival they discover that the place falls short of the romantic dream promised in the brochure.

This is a delightful movie for the older crowd.

What makes it work is the English characters that were brought to life by top-notch able actors who give this film substance -- making it enjoyable and fun to watch.
Seven English retirees can only afford what is promised in the brochure -- a luxury retirement hotel in India-- but what they find at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is not everything that was promised.

Each finds a brand new world in a funny, charming, and beautifully directed film.

With this many outstanding actors, how could you go wrong?
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is one of those comfortable, harmless British films that attempts a fairly good, interesting, and amusing two hours without providing material that could be explained as edgy or stimulating.

The unusual thing about this production is that the youngest member of the seven characters is 60 years old.

It is rare for a flick to depend on such an elderly cast.

Although a little youth is thrown in, they are only supporting characters.

For those who have a special attraction for lighthearted predictable drama featuring some of the best actors working in the UK, this picture might be for you.

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