As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. — IMDB
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is, indeed, the second best, coming nowhere near the high standard of the first movie. It feels sluggish and tired with only real standout being Maggie Smith in her role as Muriel. The colours of India are always beautiful but that is not enough. If you are looking for a lesser experience than the first movie but are happy to just go along expecting little you will probably be charmed. Otherwise, wait for the DVD.