Talk:The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Two plot issues[edit]

  • Having arrived in Jaipur only to discover their connecting flight has been canceled, Graham arranges for the group to be taken by bus and tuk-tuk overnight to the hotel.
It is very clear that Jaipur is where the hotel is; there are plenty of Jaipur signs throughout the movie. My guess is that their plane arrived at Indira Gandhi Airport, Delhi, and they travelled from there to Jaipur by bus. It's doable; I've done it.
I've corrected the text now. -- ♬ Jack of Oz[your turn] 03:35, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
  • She (Evelyn) also begins a blog chronicling her adventures.
Maybe I missed it because of the people chattering away behind me, but I didn't hear anything about a blog. I didn't think her her journal was for anyone's consumption but her own.
She mentions to her son as she's leaving him at the airport that he can read about it on her blog on the "interweb" 71.161.63.91 (talk) 03:24, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. -- ♬ Jack of Oz[your turn] 03:29, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

UK gross[edit]

Being a British film, perhaps it's UK box office gross can be mentioned?--Allthestrongbowintheworld (talk) 12:42, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Length of plot summary[edit]

The plot summary was 947 words. The length of a film plot summary on Wikipedia needs to be no more than 600 to 800 words. It is not necessary to recount the content of every scene. Today I trimmed it down a lot. If it seems too concise then it probably needs re-writing to simply give an outline of the story in brief. Invertzoo (talk) 15:46, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Whatever Happened to Ol Parker?[edit]

Was there ever a page for him? He seems notable enough on IMDB! For the time being I'll remove the red links, but consider his page written! Objections? Of course not!

TheSavageNorwegian 18:42, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Needs a Soundtrack Section[edit]

Needs info on soundtrack album. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sohambanerjee1998 (talkcontribs) 17:57, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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This review is transcluded from Talk:The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Rosiestep (talk · contribs) 03:20, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

I'll review the article within the week. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:20, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

General comments
  • overlinking - please tidy
Yes check.svg Done
  • fname+lname repetition of almost every name - please tidy (i.e. Judi Dench vs. Dench; John Madden vs. Madden; etc. etc.).
Yes check.svg Done
  • Is there any info on Soundtrack and/or track listings?
There seems to be a dearth. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 03:59, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Is there any info on its promotion and/or marketing?
Again, there seems to be a general dearth. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 03:59, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Infobox
  • Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ and Chris Gill - both are mentioned in the infobox but not in the article
Addressed. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 03:59, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Lead
  • "and the highest-grossing specialty releases of the year" - This should either be changed to "and one the highest-grossing specialty releases of the year" or "and the highest-grossing specialty release of the year".
Addressed. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 03:59, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Plot
  • "it's time" - "it is time"

Yes check.svg Done QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Cast
  • This section, which includes 'Cast' and 'Characters', seems too short.
It conforms to the ostensible parameters of sections before it. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
  • "She narrates throughout, to Day 51 moral at end "We get up in the morning, we do our best". - clunky prose

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "stays inside always" - always stays indoors

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "head for figures" - clunky

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "Although bitterly racist, she chooses not to wait six months for a hip replacement, rather be "outsourced" to India." - clunky

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "Via a translator, Muriel reveals that her bitterness was caused when the family who employed her for most of her life tossed her aside as useless after she devoted her life, love, and trained a young replacement." - clunky

Yes check.svg Done.QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Production
  • This section is overly reliant on quotes and needs a bit of a rewrite
I composed the near entirety of this section, and so I am unaware of how I could modify. Any suggestions?
  • The content about Cast should be moved into the Cast section.
I feel a potential response will be pursuant to your response to the above inquiry. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
  • "Despite the foundation for production having been laid, the film was beset by ignition travails early on, with several film studios, such as Working Title Films, decided to pass on Parker's pitch, considering it unmarketable." - clunky prose
Too many commas, eh?
  • Shakespeare in Love, Mrs. Brown, and Slumdog Millionaire - add italics

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Mrs. Kapoor is a... - add quote marks

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Box office
  • "passed both The Queen (2006) and Calendar Girls (2003)... - why are these two films mentioned vs. others?
I feel it is because they are fairly agnate; both, like TBEMH, are plaintive, British dramas produced with some degree of independence from studios. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
  • "It ranks among the best international grossing film released... - It ranks among the highest-grossing international films released...

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "highest grossing - highest-grossing

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "Elsewhere on the globe... - clunky

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - add punct

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "Major contributing territories... - I don't think territories is the right word here as the list is about countries.

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "prolific resumes of the cast he noted "othing in this insipid story - othing?/nothing?

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • "He went on to opine that the film appeared oddly like an Agatha Christie thriller with all the pasteboard characters, 2D backstories and foreign locale, but no murder." - missing quote marks

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Sequel
  • Doesn't need subheaders

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Prose:
    • "told in the news - clunky

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

    • "may join the ensamble cast of the film - may join the ensemble cast of the film (trim and fix typo)

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

    • "is in talks to join the ensemble cast of the sequel film - is in talks to join the ensemble cast of the sequel film

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

    • "other newcomers also added to the film include Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn - other newcomers also added to the film include Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

    • "Later on January 10 - Later on January 10

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

References
  • refs 4, 5, 16, 25, 30, 31 - bare URLs

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 16:31, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • ref 2 - Bates - add publisher

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 16:31, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • ref 8 - Fodors - deadlink

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 16:31, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • ref 9 - It's pointing to 2013 productions, rather than the one for 30 November 2011
I don't see it indicating any production dates, just personnel. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 16:31, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
  • ref 13 - CommingSoon.net - typo

Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 16:31, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  • ref 20 - Chicago Sun Times?
No, the SF Chronicle. Yes check.svg Done. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 16:31, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
External links
  • I don't think the sequel should be included as it's still in production
See Alice in Wonderland (2010 film), The Wolverine (film), and Prometheus (2012 film) for GA film sequel sections. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 16:31, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Images
  • Marquee in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania - I'm not sure why this img is included other than it has the name of the movie
That seems to be the only reason. I inherited this image. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 16:31, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Review done. I'll put it on hold for the usual 7 days. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:45, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

I've given it an overhaul and introduced some new text and polished it up and added to the lead. I believed I've addressed most of the concerns. Should be OK for GA now providing that Qatar has addressed your other points Rosie.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:25, 18 February 2014 (UTC)


GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality:
    B. MoS compliance:
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources:
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales:
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:

Good job -- both of you. Looks adequate for GA. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:30, 19 February 2014 (UTC)