Sunday, 11 November 2012

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont.


I don't like violence, car crashes, explosions, wholesale slaughter, etc, on TV or in the movies; so I was pleased to discover this quietly moving (made for TV?) film recently.

Made in 2005, it stars Joan Plowright, Anna Massy, Milicent Martin, and newcomer Rupert Friend, amongst a host of others. 

A simple story of an 'elderly' woman who, by chance, meets a charming young man. Their deepening relationship (almost like an Oscar Wilde farce) becomes increasingly complicated, touching, and tragic.

Nothing spectacular about this short film, but just pure non-violent enjoyment; a rare beast. If you can find it, may I recommend it.  

23 comments:

  1. Have made a note of it - I see the local library has both the book and dvd.

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    1. The DVD would be perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon!

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  2. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie as did my husband!

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  3. One of my favourite films - I have also done a post about this film on one of my blogs some time ago - seems we have the same taste

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    1. I've only just seen it on TV recently, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rare for me because of the serenity. Violence is not my bag!

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  4. If it does not feature endless violence, drugs, "gangstas", juvenile dialogue or "high-school" kids pretending to be adults then it gets my vote! Thanks for the tip, I too shall seek it out.

    p.s. car chases are OK for me provided that they are in context and plausible - no 'Skyfall' diese LandRover Defenders outpacing Audi A6s and such.

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  5. I really enjoyed that movie. Enthusiastically recommended!

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    1. Sounds like I'm preaching to the converted!

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  6. While I do enjoy a good action movie (think Die Hard series), I too loved this movie! Thanks for reminding me of it - worth a second watch!

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  7. Sounds like my kind of thing. Thanks for the tip.

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  8. Sounds like my kind of movie. Will keep an eye out for it. Probably have to watch it alone, as the guys here don't like that sort of thing.

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  9. I'll put it on the list. Looks good.

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  10. Thanks for the recommendation - I love movies like that and just added it to my Netflix Queue. Two you might like (both non-violent, touching, and full love lovely characters) are "Once" and "Sweet Land."

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    1. Thanks SAW. My kinda entertainment is rare.

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  11. Sounds like my kinda movie. (Until I discover the "elderly" woman is actually younger than I am, that is!) Thanks for the recommendation.

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  12. Now I know what to do this weekend. Find this film and watch it. Solely because YOU told me to :)

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    1. You'll have to say you enjoyed it; even if you didn't!!

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  13. I saw the preview for this and have yet to watch it. Thanks for the nudge.

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  14. Thank you for this recommendation. I found it on Netflix and I can stream it via my computer. I look forward to it, as I share your views on violent movies.

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    1. watched the movie -- how touching and beautiful it is. i love the story, and the actors are superb. Thanks, Cro.

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