The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – 2 Buckets
I have a review of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel up over at my new outlet, Critic Speak. Here’s an excerpt and then a link to the full piece:
While never vile like the recent What to Expect When You’re Expecting, John Madden’sThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is another reminder that a good “intersecting stories”-style ensemble movie is nearly impossible to make. Here is a film that boasts a capable director, a fine cast of British actors, and a beloved source novel. But it collapses under the weight of its own structure, which nary allows the characters a spare moment to breathe and individuate themselves from one another.