THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG)
Directed by: John Madden.
Starring: Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Judi Dench.
The pitch: Residents at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel find that their lives are continuing to change. This is all happening while a wedding is being planned.
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The formula: Check into “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Unpack a few scenes from “Passage to India.” Have no reservations about being part of “Hotel.”
Go see it: If you saw the first film. This one is also charming and smart.
Don’t go see it: If you only like movies where cars crash and bullets fly.
Dry wit: Maggie Smith shows the biting wit she has used to make her work on “Downton Abbey” so popular.