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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2015 British comedy-drama film directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker. The film is a sequel to the 2012 film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was based on Deborah Moggach's novel These Foolish Things. The film features an ensemble cast including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton, and Dev Patel.
The story picks up where the first film left off, with the residents of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in Jaipur, India, now settled into their new lives. Sonny (Dev Patel), the hotel's young owner, is trying to expand his business by opening a second hotel, while also preparing to marry his girlfriend Sunaina (Tina Desai). Meanwhile, the hotel's elderly residents are dealing with various personal and romantic challenges.
Evelyn (Judi Dench) is offered a job as a textile buyer for a company in India, while Douglas (Bill Nighy) is struggling to express his feelings for her. Meanwhile, the hotel's two single residents, Madge (Celia Imrie) and Norman (Ronald Pickup), are pursuing relationships with local lovers, but are not quite ready to commit. Meanwhile, Muriel (Maggie Smith) is enjoying her new life in India, but is still coping with her health issues.
As the residents of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel prepare for the arrival of two new guests, the charming and wealthy Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) and the mysterious Lavinia Beach (Tamsin Greig), tensions rise as Sonny struggles to balance his new hotel venture with his upcoming wedding. Meanwhile, the residents must confront their own personal fears and desires, including the possibility of a second chance at romance and happiness.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a heartwarming and humorous film that explores the complexities of aging and the search for love, meaning, and purpose in life. The film beautifully captures the vibrant culture, stunning scenery, and chaotic energy of India, and features brilliant performances from its all-star cast. With its themes of love, friendship, and self-discovery, the film is a poignant reminder that it's never too late to find happiness and fulfill your dreams.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 2 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 51.