The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Blu-ray] [2015]

  • SKU: 9128086
  • Release Date: 07/14/2015
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (371 out of 387)

Special Features


  • Story
  • Cast
  • Returning to the Marigold Hotel
  • Filming in India
  • Blossoming relationships
  • The Marigold Wedding
  • Gallery

Synopsis


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Sonny (Dev Patel) prepares to expand the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful while planning his impending wedding to Sunaina (Tena Desae) in this sequel that reteams director John Madden and screenwriter Ol Parker. As the contented residents of the hotel begin settling into their new lives, Sonny strives to balance the demands of planning his wedding with the responsibilities of purchasing a new property. Meanwhile, new guests Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig) find themselves in a predicament after arriving at the hotel to find there is only one vacancy. Perhaps with a little innovation new co-manager Muriel (Maggie Smith) can find a means of accommodating the hotel's latest occupants, but she'll have her work cut out for her as Douglas (Bill Nighy) and Evelyn (Judi Dench) begin their new careers in Jaipur while flirting with the idea of a serious romance -- like Norman (Ronald Pickup) and Carol (Diana Hardcastle). With romance in the air it's no wonder that Madge (Celia Imrie) has her pick of handsome suitors, and as stalwart Muriel safeguards the many secrets of the vivacious residents, Sonny and Sunaina learn that planning a traditional Indian wedding can be a true test of commitment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Judi Dench
    Judi Dench - Evelyn
  • Maggie Smith
    Maggie Smith - Muriel
  • Bill Nighy
    Bill Nighy - Douglas
  • Dev Patel
    Dev Patel - Sonny
  • Penelope Wilton
    Penelope Wilton



Customer rating

4.5
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sequel

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    TxRangerfan
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    The first movie/book was recommended to me by a library patron when I was still working as a reference librarian. I loved the book and liked the first movie. While on a recent vacation to Canada, this movie, the sequel, was one of the movie choices on my airline. I started it but was unable to finish it before we landed in Toronto. I tried again on the way home, but still needed to watch the last 30 minutes. My local library had too long a waiting list, so I decided to purchase it and am so glad I did. It is a movie I can watch more than once since it ties up a lot of loose ends left by the first movie. It has an incredible cast, all of whom bring something to the story. The characters show the downside of aging but also show how life can be an incredible journey if you are open to its possibilities at any age. This is a very positive, uplifting movie and a joy to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A genuinely funny comedy

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    Eddiestar
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    Sequels can be hit or miss, but in this case I think it's a hit. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel differs from the first in that it is a little more serious though the dry British humor is still there and Dev Patel still gives an amazing performance as a slightly hyperactive, impetuous young businessman. If you enjoyed the first movie, I think you will enjoy this one as well. There is more character development and we see the characters thriving in their environment. Obviously, there is an attempt to open a second hotel but it isn't the main plot of the movie. I do think it is helpful to have watched the first movie to understand who everyone is and the dynamics of the relationships. You would miss a lot and I don't think you'd rate this movie that high. I did love the ending!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very sweet film!

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    ShopperNJ
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    If you haven't seen "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" you should! And if you did see the first one, you should really enjoy the second one. The movie looks beautiful, sounds wonderful, it was a joy to watch. I really enjoyed getting to see the characters that I became very fond of from the first movie. It was good to see them again, and to learn more about them. You get 10 different choices of language to listen to, special features like filming in India, Returning to the hotel, The cast and others. I'm very glad the movie was made, and I think you'd enjoy this disk if you purchase it. And not only that, you get a digital copy as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun filled hilarious very good Sequel

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    BigAl
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    I was thrilled to know that a sequel of one of the most under rated original movies in recent years. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was to me a marvelous cinematic experience. I would find myself laughing one minute, crying the next, and all the other emotions one might experience while viewing such an amazingly acted movie. I am as they say "one of those older 70 plus' patrons " in the movie. The producer ought to get a "Big Yeah, Good Job" regardless of what critics might say. I can't wait to have this DVD when it is released in July.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As good as the original

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    Criteriongal77
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    How amazing is it that a film about British retirees living in India could launch a franchise? Yet that's exactly what The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel did, and now we have a sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The original cast, director and screenwriter are back to continue the characters' adventures with some new additions in the forms of Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig. Alternately fun and poignant, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a true gem. No superheroics required.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie - Great Cast

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    1719Gervais
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    When you view a Movie Trailer it always shows the best scenes from the movie, and its aim is to entice the viewer to purchase. I usually don't respond to gimmicks. This time, I did purchase the video; and to be frank, I was glad I did - its really a super movie, with a great cast that the whole family can watch. Best of all, you won't be disappointed you decided to purchase. Great location shots, in a beautiful country make this movie a long term keeper. I'm saying, it a double thumber!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A happy edition to the library

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    EricL63
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    I loved the first movie, and was happy to see they came out with a squeal. I was not disappointed with this sequel (as I have been with other squeals). The blu-ray edition has a beautiful video transfer, and although not an action/thriller, the audio track was most enjoyable and very full sounding. I am happy I purchased it and added it to the library next to the original. While younger children may not have much interest in the story-line, it is very watchable for most any age.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Second Best

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    Britannicus
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    If you enjoyed the first Best Exotic Marigold Hotel than you will enjoy this one as well. The movie follows up where the last one ended and now the hotel is looking to expand. This prompts a prospective buyer to have a hotel inspector rate the Marigold. If the movie could get rid of the Sonny character (and all of his antics) it would be a top flight movie. The older cast is remarkable and worth watching. The movie only falls when Sonny is in the forefront.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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