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Year
2011
Runtime
124 min.
Director
John Madden
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
56,241
Checks
4,362
Favs
240
Dislikes
29
Favs/checks
5.5% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. BigAwesomeBLT's avatar

    BigAwesomeBLT

    A very sweet movie that I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did. 4 years 9 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    This John Madden gentle comedy is no Shakespeare in Love, but it manages to charm thanks to its location work and performances. The premise could be a TV series: A number of British seniors move to India for a variety of reasons and stay at a work-in-progress hotel run by a zany young man played by Dev Patel who hopes to "outsource the old". So you've got a recently-widowed Judi Dench looking for a fresh start, Wilkinson looking for an old lover, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton forced to move to cheaper climes in their retirement, crusty racist Maggie Smith there to get a quick, no-waiting hip replacement, and both Ronald Pickup and Celia Imrie independently looking for love and adventure. The realities of their adopted country, and the bonds they forge with one another, changes them. The film is perhaps better categorized as a drama, but the way threads resolve into mostly happy endings betray its true nature. Here, you either buy it or you don't. The ending is either too pat or part of the film's enchanted tone. It doesn't tread the line between serious realism and fairy tale quite well enough for it to work for everyone. 4 years 9 months ago
  3. Earring72's avatar

    Earring72

    Sweet and charming comedy drama with a great cast and performances! 5 years 10 months ago
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