Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

Lists: Comedy, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Brief Synopsis: "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors."

Overall Ranking: 2431 (Rank from 2015: # 155)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
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Buttery 0%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 80%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Sober Film Critic James Brown70 - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film that can be characterized by its peaceful setting, its heartfelt narrative, and its impressive collection of veteran British thespians. Fortunately for us, the same can be said of its sugary sequel despite its predictable nature.
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People Involved

  • Dev Patel ()
  • Richard Gere ()
  • Maggie Smith ()
  • Bill Nighy ()
  • Judi Dench ()
  • John Madden (Director)