Sonny (Dev Patel) has done well with his original old folks home and is hoping to expand or maybe franchise.
He and Muriel (Maggie Smith) travel to San Diego to meet with possible investors. Since Sonny is mercurial (in a good way) Muriel wants to do the talking. But she is acerbic and does not hold back complaining about tea and “piss water” that was served to them. Not the perfect team to pitch an idea to investors, but, they get to the next step.
Returning home with the knowledge that a secret person will be visiting the hotel to see if the investment is a good one they continue with life at the Marigold Hotel, including Sonny and Sunaina’s (Tina Desai) wedding.
One day, two people check in. Lavinia Beech (Tamsin Greig) is scoping the hotel out for her mother, and Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) is there to write his book on aging. Sonny latches on to Guy treating him like royalty, while he ignores Lavinia.
“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is a smooth continuation from the first movie, so it might be worth your time to re-watch that first. We did not, and we had a hard time remembering where some of the cast members were in their lives.
There are some ominous signs concerning Muriel that are not resolved in this movie.
I see a third movie coming, but, it better be soon…..the cast is old….that is why Sonny takes roll-call every morning.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this using Chromecast and Google Play.
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