The whole gang (almost) is here for another round of love, intrigue and fun under the sun at that charming hotel for seniors near Jaipur, India. The sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) suffers from the same problems as so many others; it’s contrived, overlong and whatever points the concept has were made in the first film. Still, (aging) crowds will be pleased thanks to these wonderful actors, and Richard Gere is a welcome younger addition. As in the original, the luster of Bollywood culture is a vital part of the attraction.
2015-Britain. 122 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John Madden. Cast: Judi Dench (Evelyn Greenslade), Maggie Smith (Muriel Donnelly), Bill Nighy (Douglas Ainslie), Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton… Dev Patel, Richard Gere, David Strathairn.