The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
Directed by John Madden.
Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Richard Gere, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton.
Running time 118 minutes
This sequel to the 2012 hit is by no means ‘second best’! Once again a stellar cast (including Maggie Smith at her acerbic best as the new hotel co-manager) delivers with panache a charming and amusing tale about the adventures of a gang of retirees who have embarked on a new life in the Indian city of Jaipur. The hotel is running out of space, and manager Sonny has his eye on a promising property… ‘Engaging, touching and funny’.