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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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John Madden

Writers:

Ol Parker (screenplay by), Ol Parker (screen story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dev Patel ... Sonny Kapoor
Maggie Smith ... Muriel Donnelly
Danny Mahoney ... Car Valet
David Strathairn ... Ty Burley
Judi Dench ... Evelyn Greenslade
Bill Nighy ... Douglas Ainslie
Celia Imrie ... Madge Hardcastle
Ronald Pickup ... Norman Cousins
Diana Hardcastle ... Carol Parr
Subhrajyoti Barat Subhrajyoti Barat ... Hari (as Shubhrajyoti Barat)
Fiona Mollison Fiona Mollison ... Susan
Zachary Coffin ... American Tourist
Jayesh V. Kardak Jayesh V. Kardak ... Douglas' Assistant (as Jayesh Kardak)
Tina Desai ... Sunaina
Shazad Latif ... Kushal
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El exótico Hotel Marigold 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,540,370, 8 March 2015

Gross USA:

$33,078,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,978,266
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Fiona Mollison and Shazad Latif have starred in Toast of London as Jane Plough and Clem Fandango, respectively. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Evelyn Greenslade: Sometimes it seems to me that the difference between what we want and what we fear is the width of an eyelash.
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Warm, funny......and uplifting
27 February 2015 | by stephclSee all my reviews

I took my mum to watch this as she is the same age as the characters so identifies with them and plot. But I equally found it a positive take on the opportunities in old age albeit in an exotic somewhat fantastical environment. It does acknowledge the downsides of getting old but sends the message that these will occur anyway.......but the good stuff can still happen to those who are open to it, whatever your age.

Fabulous casting with every character a joy to watch and all of whom seem to be enjoying themselves immensely.

Some reviewers seem to be disappointed that this film isn't ground breaking or 'gritty' enough with its plot or dialogue. But if you liked Best Exotic Marigold, this is like catching up with old friends who always make you smile. A gentle film told with humour and warmth.


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