The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Blu-ray Review

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The Movie:

Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny (Dev Patel) is busy juggling plans for a second resort…as well as his own wedding. But his efforts are constantly hampered by hilarious complications, and in order to pull it all together, he’ll need a little help and encouragement from his resident friends.

I do have to admit right off the bat that I have never seen the first film so I don’t really have any backstory to go by. So with that being said I had NO IDEA what the film entailed which is always exciting for me in a sense. The film gives you a look at what it’s like to get older and at the same time try to live one’s life to the fullest without any stops. I’m so used to seeing films that has their stories play out in a big fanfare and are so over the top but it was nice to watch a film that was fairly calm the whole way through. It turned out to be a really nice story that was entertaining the entire way through and surprisingly had an emotional aspect to it as well. It was such a pleasure to see Maggie Smith on screen. Her scenes are so funny mainly because she can be so intense and insulting to certain characters in the film but she does it in a way that comes off as sarcastic which is really funny to me. Patel’s character story was one that was rather entertaining to see as well. Seeing him as the jealous boyfriend was actually pretty funny to see and thankfully they didn’t over do it to the point where he came off looking like a psycho. He was much more of a bumbling and nervous wreck more than anything. This is a film worth watching because there aren’t many films out there that an older crowd would be able to identify with as well as being entertaining to a younger crowd as well. 8/10

Special Features:

Featurettes – There are 6 short features that cover everything from the story, the cast and filming along with interviews from the cast and crew as well as clips from the film.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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