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‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Trailer: Your Mom’s Favorite Sequel Is Almost Here

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel‘ was the surprise box office hit of 2011, bringing older audiences out in droves and playing far longer than most major Hollywood releases. Naturally, a sequel was immediately put into production, and today brings the ‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel‘ trailer with everything that fans of the first film want. There’s older British people being witty, older British people getting it on, and older British people rediscovering life and love and happiness in India. Oh, and then there’s Richard Gere as the new token American.

Since most of the elderly characters lived to see the closing credits of the first film, the bulk of the cast returns. No matter your opinion on light and fluffy pieces of entertainment like this, it’s awesome to see people like Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy share the screen together. After spending much of their careers being asked to use their austere accents to lend gravitas to more dramatic movies, it’s fun to just watch them hang out and be a little silly.

As for the movie itself, it looks like more of the same, but that’s not really a problem. The first movie was a hit because its target audience just liked spending time with these actors and characters. Here’s the official synopsis:

‘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.

‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ will arrive in theaters (and in your parents’ hearts) on March 6, 2015.

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