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Once again this hits the chuckle muscles. Great cast with Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imre, Ronald Pickup and Dav Patel brilliantly reprising their respective roles and characters from the First Exotic Marigold Hotel and this time with the addition of a mellow Richard Gere giving a nice smooth supportive performance to the action. Sonny[ played by Patel ] pursues his over-optimistic vision and next great venture and we follow his ups and downs in a wonderful riot of colour and a mixture of gentle humour and occasional pathos. A great film and well worth your investment of time/money. The Marigold Indian wedding sequence is wonderful. Some of the out-takes for this film, if they were harvested, would be an entertainment in their own right [ like they do with Jackie Chan's films set alongside the credits at the end] because everyone must have thoroughly enjoyed making this delightful heart-warming film
Just watched The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. A friend said that it was good but not as good as the first film. I'm not so sure, I wanted to know what happened to everyone. Their lives in India continue and make those of us who are in more or less the same age group wonder just what life over there would be like. Yes, it's escapism of the highest order, but Judy Dench, Bill Nighie, Maggie Smith and the rest are just wonderful. The dance sequence at the wedding was fantastic. Will there be a spin off with Celia Imris's character? I hope so. Will there be a Third Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? Probably not but who knows. Judy Dench is an inspiration. I loved the whole film.
Old age doesn't mean life is a downward journey. Thiis sequel to 'Best Exotic' is a gentle but amusing reminder that life is for living. Not crazy like the first story, but thoroughly enjoyable. The 'old colonial' theme is still present in its ageing residents of the hotel, the veteran actors, complemented now with the love interest of Richard Gere merely adds more enjoyment as all the British actors stand out on their own without help from Mr Gere. The Indian love affairs give it a good gentle extra boost. No smut anywhere in the entire film, just good old romance with its comedic and slightly suggestive innuendo to add human interest to a delightful story, suitable for most ages.
Loved the mixture of Brits and Bollywood glamour. Wasn't fussed on Richard Gere, but I suppose someone had to play the part of the hotel inspector, would have preferred and unknown actor, as was the 2nd hotel inspector. All the original actor/actresses were wonderful, and we were so glad they were all able to do this 2nd film. Some amazing acting. There was more Bollywood in this 2nd film. I preferred the Indian sights and sounds of the first film, why I could almost smell it, and felt I was actually there. Not so much of that in this one. Still a darned good film for your money. That's entertainment!
Better watch the first one again in order to have the characters fresh in one's memory. An excellent film which gives hope in later life. It is humourous, well made and not too serious. Just the right film to watch and feel good ... perhaps more appreciated by over, say, 50 year olds. (not sure).
Hilarious, moving, life affirming, the wisdom, or not, the realities of later life, the actors themselves relishing the experiences of India and watching the young people. Stunning scenery, costumes, dancing. Richard Gere, transitory, cast for American audiences I suppose, does add something, but the cast of "The First" are so strong, he isn't essential. Fun to spot him dancing at the finale wedding party. The young lead is brilliant and so talented. Well worth the watch. Quality in every way.
Well, it does not disappoint. Often the sequel of a successful film does not quite meet the same standard, but I think this does. As usual, the stellar cast shines, and the colourful vibrancy of India lends an exciting and exotic atmosphere, too. Difficult to assess who is the star, but I think Bill Nighy is wonderful. In the previous film the broken relationship between him and Penelope Wilton was superbly handled, and it was merely hinted at this time. I shall definitely watch this again and again.
A wunderful follo-up to the first film. Usually the second one is not so good as the first but this is a very welcome exception. The cast is even better with the inclusion of Richard Gere and the funnies are even funnier ---Maggie Smith "at my age, I just don't have the time" (tea-time in America, you'll see what I mean). I fell in love with the original and again with this one. For everyone who likes a feelgood film this is perfect.
Very few sequels can rival the original film but not so this one. The strength of this film is not in the proposed acquisition of a second hotel but in the development of the mature characters who perfectly reflect the trials, tribulations and joys of living an active life in one's advancing years. Richard Gere is perfectly cast and an excellent addition.. With the right script there is surely a rich enough cast for a trinal encore.