The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Fabulously acted retiree drama will appeal more to parents.

PG-13 2012 122 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 13+

You think it goes down one road and then it pleasantly surprises you

I thought this was going to be elderly Eat Pray Love, but it is much more than that. It is a film that is chock full of egregious talent and you think is going to go one way and surprises you with gentle folds in its narrative. Maggie Smith is odious, heartbreaking, and lovely all in one film...fantastic! Wilkinson's character is heart wrenching and Nighy and Dench dance around each other splendidly. India itself gets short shrift and does come off as an exotic locale (although it is in the title it comes off more tongue-in-cheek). Wonderful emotion and lovely acting.
age 16+


OK movie but is HIGHLY aimed for adults there is SEX THROUGHOUT like kissing throughout plus old people are trying to get married and even try to change there name to prince of Kent, or John Smith, or even Princess Margaret to seem for attractive to other people. Also sadness like old woman's husband dying and more. There is one some nudity: a brief shot of a woman completely naked before going to bed and a naked man dancing in the shower. Also there is a man refers to himself as gay multiple times, DRINKING THROUGHOUT, racism to people from India, and some language like b**tards, and f*** and a few uses of sod it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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