In this version, Sonny (Dev Patel) has decided he is ready to expand. He and Mrs. Donnelly (Maggie Smith) travel to San Diego to convince a hotel chain to invest. They are told that an inspector will make an unannounced visit before a decision will be made.
Sonny is on pens and needles and becomes at odds with his fiancé, Sunaina who is played by Tina Desae. It doesn’t help that one of her brother’s friends (who is very good looking) is spending a lot of time with her. When the inspector arrives, Sonny immediately recognizes his purpose. However the inspector, who is played by Richard Gere, says he is there to write a book.
Evelyn (Judi Dench) is offered a job as a fabric buyer and must decide if the amount of travelling that will be required is what she wants at her age. Douglas (Bill Nighy), who is in love with Evelyn, is afraid he will not have any time with her if she accepts the job.
All of the characters return and are dealing with different events in their lives including Madge (Celia Imrie) who is still hunting for a husband and Norman (Ronald Pickup) who has found his love but is afraid he’s losing her. The acting was quite good and I really enjoyed this movie. In fact, I enjoyed it as much as the first.
I gave this movie three out of four stars.