The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is one of those films which finds itself in the problematic position of containing a serious amount of 'issues', without ever discovering anything of note to say about any of them. The loneliness of old age? Present, but not correct. Repressed sexuality, the alienation of being forced into another culture? Both here, presented well in fact, but not in any detail that goes above fleeting. Racism? Well, that's just a tool for the comic relief to use when most inappropriate... isn't it?
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