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Downton Abbey movie

#1 Post by tonethestone » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:58 am

Fairly simple, like the TV show you will like this, it wont gain any new fans. I watched the show, found it pretty average overall, especially the prison storyline for one of the characters which was so painfully dull, no idea why they kept bringing that storyline back in, anyway rant aside, its basically like a Xmas special for DA, pretty standard stuff. 2/5.
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#2 Post by raj101 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:51 pm

The free prosecco was the best thing but its really not a bad movie. A lot of the characters look the same since they dress so alike (and are probably very inbred) so it can be confusing for the Downton virgin like me, who was wondering why the gay guy was suddenly snogging the Lady of the house at the end... wuuurrr?

I get the appeal of Downton, its not just about the posh noshes - the skivvies get just as much a story as the posh nobs, and are even viewed favourably. Nice to see it on Heritage weekend too, bringing the abbey to our doorstep rather than having to hike miles to see it.

But its clear its not my type of movie when the posh surrey audience titter at things I do not find funny , but then a minute later I find myself rolling about at scenes that elict stony silence from everyone else in the cinema.


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Re: Downton Abbey movie

#3 Post by McG » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:16 am

I saw this with some enthusiasm even though I'd not watched the TV series. I was actually very impressed. Generally the acting was good with a simple story which meant I could easily pick up who the characters were. I loved the costumes throught . . .and 'Downton Abbey' building. I will probably watch this again . . .and might even watch out for re-screeninģ of the TV series 😉
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Re: Downton Abbey movie

#4 Post by helenecolin » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:01 am

I followed the series from its beginning so I was very excited when they announced they would make a big screen movie out of it, and that pretty much all the actors where back « on duty ». Went to see it at the new Odeon Luxe Leicester Square screening room and we were not disappointed!

The storyline wasn’t particularly wow, but very much inline with previous DA episodes, Maggie Smith was once again the queen of punchlines, we saw as much of upstairs than downstairs and it definitely was a magical ending for the series.

I doubt they would keep making them, even though I would love to, but this movie certainly did deliver everything that I was hoping for!

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