The old crew is back (pun intended), this time they are settled in the pink city and looking forward to ‘sunny boy’s’ wedding.
The story moves forward with characteristic British humour and the wit we rely upon from stalwarts Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Richard Gere becomes the ‘eye patch candy’ in the group and the looming expansion of the business provides the back drop of the tension.
Lots more music and dance make this a departure from its predecessor, but it’s heart is still in the place you left the first one. The line that resonated with me the most was, “There’s no such thing as an end, it’s only when you leave the story.”
Director John Madden has provided a fitting sequel for a film which embraces old age (if you are lucky to reach it) and death (how much time do we really have left?).
Watch it if you enjoyed the first one ( its more sober brother). You are in for more treats and irony.