Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill NIghy and Dev Patel star in the comedy-drama sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, inspired by Deborah Moggach’s novel These Foolish Things. Watch the movie trailer below. Sonny (Patel) tries to open a second branch of the popular Marigold Hotel in India for the “Elderly and Beautiful.”
Release Date: March 6, 2015
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: John Madden
Screenwriter: Ol Parker
Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, David Strathairn, Richard Gere
Running Time: 2 hr. 2 min.
MPAA Rating: PG for some language and suggestive comments.
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.
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