The clash of cultures has been rubbed off the blossoms in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Most of the characters are back (those who didn't die off ) in this sequel comedy about British retirees lured to affordable India, but they've all turned so ... nice.
Maggie Smith's retired maid, once a racist, has become the sweet mouthpiece for Exotic Marigold Hotel operator Sonny (Dev Patel), and she's helping him pitch their idea of outsourced old folks' homes to an American conglomerate. (David Strathairn is the CEO.)
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