The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

March 4, 2015 11:23 PM

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The original Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was so magical: British retirees looking for a place to nest were hoodwinked by fancy brochures into taking up residence in a boutique hotel in Jaipur, India. It turned out to be a dump. Yet, they made that hovel a home and became an extended family. That film had charm and lots of fans ($136 million at the box office). This follow-up takes those endearing pensioners a bit further down the road.

Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire), the over-excited twenty-something manager of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey), the elder co-manager, head to the States to wrangle financing for a new hotel. They make their pitch to a hospitality chain an...

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