Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
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Joan Plowright shines in the lead role and Anna Massey, as always, is a treat in a supporting role. The fears and foibles of a collection of seniors are delightfully displayed with sympathy. There is a charming interaction with a young couple who are discovering what Mrs. Palfrey experienced so long ago.
The clash comes with those in the younger generation who are too busy with their own lives to take time for an old woman. A senior might want to give this film as a gift to very busy sons and daughters to be watched with the grandchildren. For those who like a good story, no violence, decent language and minimal sex, this is a must for the film library.
This is a remarkable treatment of a "brief encounter" theme, showing beautifully how happenstance can be a means of grace. The two mismatched
companions, both wonderfully realized in stellar performances by Joan Plowright and Rupert Friend, are part of a formidable cast of actors in a London setting quite splendidly realized. What is further amazing about amazon.ca's description of this video is that Plowright herself does not appear in the product details, and neither do two other outstanding members of a consummate cast--Rupert Friend and Anna Massey. I shall now look for anything else the fine director Dan Ireland may have transferred from novel to film, and recommend this DVD to anyone who will listen--especially those who love poetry and who are open to subtle evocations of angelic interventions in the lives of those who accept the workings of divine grace.
Most recent customer reviews
The movie is not as deep as Elizabeth Taylor's novel, but Joan Plowright is wonderful.Published 3 months ago by a reader
A beautiful sensitive movie which should niot be missed. Wonderful acting by Joan Plowright.Published 18 months ago by Billie Cameron
So many of these films have such promise they do not live up to.
I guess there is a reason they didn't make it to the big screen.
Just a very flat show
I enjoyed this movie showing compassion and respect between a young man and an older woman who meet by chance.Published 22 months ago by Carole McGeough
Joan Plowright and Rupert Friend give excellent performances in this movie. I've not read the book that this story is based upon so I can't compare one with the other. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2014 by George Jones
I loved the relationship that developed between Mrs Pafrey and the young man who pretended to be her grandson. I didn't like how the daughter and grandson treated Mrs Palfrey. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2013 by Amazon Customer