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Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

… the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and features an ensemble cast consisting of stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey, Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie, Rajesh Tailang, Ronald Pickup, Dev Patel and Richard Gere.

Gere was a good addition to the fantastic cast.

But this is Maggie Smith’s film. She’s excellent.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

It’s near impossible to match the magic of a surprise hit with a sequel. This was about as good an attempt as possible. I enjoyed the film and hope for a third.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has received mixed to positive reviews from critics.

… Rotten Tomatoes reported a 62% approval rating, based on 149 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10. …

On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 51 out of 100, based on 36 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”

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