Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Movie Review --- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I loved, loved, loved the first movie in this series, so I just had to see the second one to see what these wonderful, sweet, salty and sometimes crabby people have been up to!  It was impossible not to fall in love with all of them last time and if you haven't seen the first movie, you really owe it to yourself to see it BEFORE you see this one.

The Exotic Marigold Hotel has done very well in the time since the end of the first movie...so well that no one leaves and there's only one room to rent out at any one time.  And Sonny (Dev Patel) has
dreams of buying and renovating another hotel.  But meanwhile, he's also getting married, and he's not giving his fiancee the time he needs to.  His character managed to make me love him more, while at the same time becoming the most irritating character I've seen in a long time! ha!

I love all of these older stars, especially Maggie Smith (amazing), Judi Dench and Bill Nighy (isn't he in every movie out there?) ha!  All of them do a beautiful job.  They've added Richard Gere this time.  I've never been a big fan of his, but he did a fine job here.

All in all, a lovely movie with a big, Bollywood style dance finish with everyone taking part.  See the 1st move, then go see this one.  You won't be sorry.

Oh, and you'll get a lesson in how the British like their tea served.  Apparently we've been doing it all wrong in America.

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