Check in again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast — including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel — returning for this heartwarming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel! Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny (Patel) is busy juggling plans for a second resort...as well as his own wedding. But his efforts are constantly hampered by hilarious complications, and in order to pull it all together, he’ll need a little help and encouragement from his resident friends.
**Returning to the Marigold Hotel
**The Marigold Wedding
**Filming in India
Cast & Crew
Whether or not it succeeds will depend on how individual viewers weigh the movie's narrative flaws against the profound appeal of its stars and setting. For my part, it was a reminder that sometimes second best is good enough.
Chances are, if you liked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, you'll like the second best one as well.
Sure, it has the comfy vibe of the familiar, but it's all in feel-good fun.
That's the wonderful thing about great actors -- they can turn gush into gold.
A bit like a second linty mint delivered from the depths of your grandmom's cardigan pocket: sweet but, really, no need.
All manner of subplots weave their way through the film, which teems with "colorful" characters and saccharine cliches. But, like the first film, it's next to impossible not to find diversion in the company of such stalwarts as Dench and Nighy and Smith.
I'd love to see a third "Marigold" adventure. Better yet, a "Masterpiece Theater"-type TV series, where we get to spend an hour every week with the regulars at the hotel and various newcomers who stop in.