The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” proved to be one of the surprise hits of 2012, having earned over £20 million at the end of its UK run. Despite the lack of source material for a sequel (the first film was based on the novel by Deborah Moggach), director John Madden and screenwriter Ol Parker attempted to recreate the winning formula with “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.

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Based on a true story, “Pride” depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raise money to help families affected by the UK miners’ strike in 1984. However, the National Union of Mineworkers is reluctant to accept the group’s support, due to the union’s worries about being openly associated with a gay group. As a result, the activists take their donations to a small mining village in Wales – forming an alliance between the two communities.

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