- Composed by Thomas Newman
- Sony Classical / 2015 / 46m
Geriatrics the world over flocked to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2012, making it a surprise smash hit. It was an endearing film about a bunch of British retirees moving to India, finding the place they were moving to didn’t quite live up to its name and – of course – finding out various life-affirming things about themselves. Much of the outstanding cast, including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy, return for the sequel, with a bit of an American presence added in the form of Richard Gere and David Strathairn. Given the fairly complete journeys the characters went on in the first film it’s hard to imagine there is much more to say about them, but I’m sure the film will be pleasant enough.