Runtime: 122 minutes
Directed by: 26/2/15
Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey, Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie, Rajesh Tailang, Ronald Pickup, Dev Patel, Richard Gere
This a sequel to, yep, you guessed, The best exotic Marigold hotel, (which is utterly brilliant and I highly recommend you watch it! I would have given it 6/6.)
And while, this isn’t as good, which, to be fair, would be difficult for an sequel, it’s still fantastic. It doesn’t really offer anything new in the ways of plot after the first film, but it’s entertaining all the way through. It’s so incredibly well made and plot points are introduce so seamlessly.
Yes, the all star cast, is one of those reasons. They’re brilliant and make me smile. The film does an excellent job at handling the big cast and balancing each of their viewpoints.
But, to me, there’s one Actor in particular that shines and enhances the film above the rest and that is Dev Patel. He just exudes energy in this film, putting over 100 % in each film. I could gush on and on about him in this, but, for the sake of my dignity, go and watch both films.
Of course, my second favourite was Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith). How can anyone not love that grumpy old lady?
This is a brilliantly entertaining and refreshingly different film. The comedy is brilliant and not lewd at all which is a relief. If you want a relaxing, heartwarming film that’ll have your cheeks hurting from smiling then this is for you.
To sum up, Dev Patel is AMAZING, So are the rest of them, but DEV PATEL, Well made, Funny
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? Yes
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