Reviewer James Bowman wrote of the movie, "Mr Madden's tale of seven elderly English folk seeking a cheap retirement community and, as some of them are more aware than others, sexual hook-ups in Jaipur, India, thus reduces love among these old people to what it mostly is for young ones: namely, sexual attraction and response. The only married couple in the bunch can find their fulfilment only by splitting up."
Three reasons to watch it
1) Judy Dench puts in a fine performance.
2) Maggie Smith also provides a good performance, perhaps not at par with previous works.
3) Exotic locales.
Did you know?
When the pensioners arrive in India, their flight to Jaipur is canceled because of bad weather. However, this might only during the monsoon season that extends from June until September. If that were the case there should have been bad weather every day, something that could not have passed unmentioned.