THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Trailer Features Returning Cast and Richard Gere

     August 7, 2014


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is now titled The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which is an interesting titling scheme.  I know a new hotel is opened in the film, but I also wonder if the title is a bit of meta-commentary on the nature of sequels and that one should temper their expectations lest they assume this installment matches the majesty of the first.  I haven’t seen the first film, so I’m not qualified to say.

The sequel was directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker.  It stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, David Strathairn and Richard Gere.  Hit the jump for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel trailer!  The film hits theaters on March 6th, 2015.

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Here’s the synopsis for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel:

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.



  • CaptainCarl

    Again, Evan is writing an article based on a previous movie he hasn’t seen (yesterday was Captain America). Either Evan needs to see more movies, or maybe someone else should be assigned to these projects.

    • Erron

      How is it someone working for Collider hasn’t seem one of the top grossing films of the year – nevermind a superhero flic?

    • Jamesy

      I pointed this out the other day, what is the need for it? Have someone who’s actually seen the movie, or knows the material of which they are writing about to do the article. It just seems unnecessary and unprofessional, it’s like saying wow that beef sandwich was really good, when you haven’t tasted beef, or the sandwich(perhaps a poor reference). No one will take you or your opinion seriously, at least make the effort to research the subject you’re writing about, or leave it to someone else on the team.

  • Erron

    Why are so many reports coming from people who haven’t seen the film lately?

  • Steven

    First movie was rather fun. This looks like much the same.