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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | 2015 | PG | - 3.2.2

In this sequel, a young man (Dev Patel) has built a successful hotel business and is hoping to expand if he can find someone to back him. At the same time, he is preparing for his wedding and the pressures push him to the brink of losing everything without the help of his friend and co-manager (Maggie Smith). Also with David Strathairn, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tina Desai, Richard Gere and Shazad Latif. Directed by John Madden. [2:02]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man and a woman have dinner at a restaurant and we understand that they move to a room where it is implied that they have sex. A woman kisses a married man while two other men watch and appear upset. A woman kisses a married man. A man and a woman hug. A man kisses a woman's hand in a few scenes. A husband sees his wife hugging another man and it is implied that they are having an affair.
 A woman is shown wearing a bikini top and a short skirt that reveals cleavage, bare abdomen, bare back and legs to the upper thighs. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage and her bare abdomen and lower back when she dances. A woman wears a dress that is low-cut in the back and reveals her bare back to the mid-back. Women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens and backs in a few scenes.
 A man Skypes with his fiancée and watches as she demonstrates a dance with another man using thrusting and swaying gestures; he becomes jealous and disconnects from the conversation. Two men and a woman dance with some suggestive thrusting moves. A woman dances alone and thrusts and wiggles her hips. Men and women dance together at a wedding reception. A man walks a woman to her room at the end of the night and he seems to hope that she will invite him in, but she does not and he leaves.
 A woman tells a man, "You are my first since my husband died." A husband confronts his wife about having an affair and she admits to more than one while explaining that she was doing so because she thought he was having affairs and that that is how he wanted it. A woman asks a man, "Any other dreams I can help you with?" A woman says to a man, "I don't care what you are, I still would," implying sex. A man tells a woman that his wife left him and he then asks the woman on a date (she declines). A man says, "He is so handsome that he has me questioning my own sexuality." A woman suggests that a man come by her home sometime and he declines but wonders later what it would be like if he were not married since, as he says, "I'm a bit of catnip to the ladies." A woman says, "Lordy Lord have mercy on my ovaries" when an attractive man walks into a restaurant. A woman asks her adult son if he is "pimping" her out and then slaps him in the face. A woman shows up at a hotel where her husband is staying and asks him for a divorce (they have been separated for some time). A woman is shown reading "50 Shades of Grey" and a young girl tries to read over her shoulder before the woman tells her that she shouldn't be reading the book. A man talks about "elephant love" and that an elephant died of grief when its mate died. A man talks about spreading himself around (he fancies that women find him desirable). A woman talks about two men that she thinks are going to propose to her.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A cab nearly runs a woman down but a man grabs her out of its path. A woman accidentally pours hot liquid on another woman's hand and she yells (we don't see an injury).
 A man drives a convertible car fast on a highway and his passenger complains of eating dust. A character says, "I'm going to kill that boy." Two men argue in a few scenes. A man yells at another man. A woman asks her adult son if he is "pimping" her out and then slaps him in the face. A woman complains about her tea water being "tepid nonsense" and berates the server. A character says, "I'll tell them where to stick their ball." A character says, "I'd rather walk naked through the fiery gates of hell." A man tells another man that he is afraid that he has ordered a hit on his wife (it turns out to be a misunderstanding). A man says that his father is dead. A man at a hotel says that he takes a roll call each morning to make sure that nobody has died in the night. A woman asks, "Why die here when I can die there?" A man tells a woman, "You are nearer menopause than the mortuary." A man says, "Never say die, until you die." A man points out that another young man still has "poppy out ears." A woman makes a crude remark about a young man being overly attentive to a man. A character says, "Death by cow."


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LANGUAGE 2 - 1 scatological term, 2 anatomical terms, 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (salty, idiot, twitchy witch, bugger), exclamations (bloody), 5 religious exclamations (Oh God, Lordy Lord, Jesus, God, My God).


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SUBSTANCE USE - Several people in a hotel restaurant drink wine and one woman complains that it has been watered down, we see a woman in a hotel kitchen watering down bottles of wine, a man drinks what looks like whiskey at a bar and later appears to be inebriated, we see glasses of wine on tables in a restaurant in a few scenes, a man is shown seated at a table in a restaurant with a glass of wine in front of him and a woman joins him, and people drink alcoholic beverages at a reception.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Destiny, the golden years, aging, success, relationships, marriage, jealousy, in-laws, ex-patriots (ex-pats), opportunity, teamwork, taking risks, the journey, wisdom, treachery, betrayal, being alone, trust, self-pity, advice, opinions, monogamy, careers after retirement.

MESSAGE - Aging doesn't mean that you should stop living. Taking risks can be rewarding.

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