As The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes to DVD and Blu-ray, you’d think making a sequel to the smash 2011 original must have been a foregone conclusion.
It's the slowest movie weekend of the year, and as the cops like to say at a crime scene, "Nothing to see here, folks." We will give a little shoutout to I, Frankenstein-in which the studio has so little faith they won't let critics see it-because it features one of our favorite grownup actors, Bill Nighy. But really, this is the perfect weekend to catch up on the Oscar hopefuls you've missed.
The best gift grownup movie lovers have gotten so far this year is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the warm, funny, thoughtful story of seven British retirees who move to crowded, colorful Jaipur, India. They're lured there by a brochure promising a life of inexpensive luxury at the titular hotel, but what they find is a run-down wreck of a place set amidst teeming crowds, abject poverty, and sometimes brutally primitive living conditions.
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