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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 6 March 2015 (USA)
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As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

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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 ... Written by Fox Searchlight

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »
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El exótico Hotel Marigold 2  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,540,370 (USA) (8 March 2015)

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$33,078,266 (USA)
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Opened at No. 1 in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with $9.6 million, topping the original in all three overseas markets. See more »

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In the opening, Muriel and Sonny are driving down Route 66 and then appear in San Diego. Route 66 ends in Los Angeles, not San Diego. See more »

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Ty Burley: I came to pay my respects. There's nothing I respect more than someone planting trees under whose shade they may never sit.
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Referenced in The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) See more »

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Written by Steve Adams (as Steven Adams), David Brogan, Zach Gill (as Zachary Gill) and Dan Lebowitz (as Daniel Lebowitz)
Performed by ALO
Courtesy of Brushfire Records / Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Second Best sums it up.
8 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

in this lacklustre sequel, the residents of the Best exotic marigold hotel, instead of enjoying a peaceful retirement, are all rushing round getting jobs and dithering over their various romantic entanglements. Proprietor Sonny is looking to expand, despite the fact that the first hotel doesn't appear to be full. he is so absorbed in his new project that he is neglecting his lovely fiancée. to try and pad the film out to two hours, everyone keeps getting involved in pointless misunderstandings, which could be sorted out quite easily if anyone talked to each other, but they never do. there is none of the charm and humour that made the first film delightful to watch. This film raises the occasional faint smile, but no laughs such as I got from the first one. if you enjoyed the original film, you may like this one, but i wouldn't count on it.


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