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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 123m 34s

Release date 24/02/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, moderate sex references and racist remarks

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) John Madden

Cast includes Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Liza Tarbuck

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/02/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a comedy drama in which a group of British pensioners are thrown together when they move into what promises to be a luxurious retirement home in Jaipur.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as some milder bad language.

Sex

There are some moderate sex references, including several comic remarks about a character who has Viagra.

Discrimination

There are some racist remarks which are spoken by an elderly woman (for example, she says of a black doctor "He can wash all he likes - that colour's not coming out.", and refers to Asian people moving in packs because it makes it "easier to rob you blind"). However, she gradually realises that her attitudes are unacceptable, and her comments are never condoned by the other characters, with several people criticising what she says. While these comments have the potential to cause offence, they are not endorsed by the work as a whole.

Details

Title
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/01/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
123m 34s
Approved footage
11121+0
BBFC reference
BFF284120
Registration number
CFJ25048

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