And two hours of escapist pleasure! A new movie featuring old friends, following a familiar story (that now looks like it could go on and on)!
The film begins two years after the series ended and contains everything we loved (or didn’t love if you are an outlier): the clothes(!), the exchanges between Violet and Isobel ever more quick and acerbic (as much fun as you remember), love in all forms, new romance, family enlargements and entanglements, intrigue, a little melodrama, some jolly good times, and a surprising lot of laughing for viewers. And the house – the big screen allows spectacular shots of its setting and its grandeur! Julian Fellowes’ continuing story brims with of a sense of life ending and life going on.
This wonderful piece in the Washington Post “The Downtown Abbey cast wants to take you back to a more innocent time – 2012” captures it exactly. And I remember oh so well the series beginning! The opening music takes me right back to that snow-muffled winter at Downtown Abbey when I learned to be a granny – such a happy time!
Oh yes! Two hours of exquisite pleasure.
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It sounds wonderful!
It really is – I watched the first two episodes before we went and that was fun!
I have always loved this painting of Downtown Abbey in the snow. I remember so well those posts from there after Lady Baby was born. Magical. I want to see the movie again. Who says romance is dead?
I want to see it again also!! So much to look at, and such a treat to avoid the news- pretend it’s 2012 again and all is well in the White House – and Downton Abbey in Sunday nights!
Spot on review. Barbara & I loved the movie!
Wasn’t it fun? – even though B had “seen it!”