Cue the Feel-Good Sitar Music—the ‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Trailer Is Here

They don't call them the golden years for nothing.
Aug 8, 2014·
Kristina Bravo is Assistant Editor at TakePart.

Leave it to the Brits to make a film about aging as delightful and wry as 2012’s surprise hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Now the boomer gang is back—hip replacements and vanishing retirement funds be damned.

This time around, Dev Patel’s Sonny opens another hotel following the success of his first venture. (An important key? A roll call every morning “to ensure that nobody has died in the night.”) The crew—including characters played by the magical Maggie Smith, the venerable Dame Judi Dench, and the always charming Bill Nighy—flirt and exchange jibes as Sonny expands his business and new arrivals check in. Director John Madden returns and throws in what the first movie was missing: a traditional Indian wedding, a dance number, and Richard Gere. Who dares spurn the older and (mostly) wiser?

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hits theaters March 6, 2015.