19 Mar 2012

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont


My taste in films varies, dependant on what sort of mood I am in - like most people I suppose.  Sometimes I go for romance, sometimes something a little bloodthirsty, and sometimes a nice gentle film that touches my heart.

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont is one such film.  A gentle story of an aging lady who goes to live in a hotel and after falling down on the pavement becomes friends with the young man who helps her.  The story revolves around the residents of the hotel, who are all a little quirky, to say the least - and Mrs. Palfrey becomes involved with them as she settles down to her new life.

Of course, one of the main attractions, is Rupert Friend, a relative newcomer to film then, who has since gone on to appear as Albert in the film about the young Victoria, and the  one-time boyfriend of Keira Knightley.  It is in the same category as 'Ladies in Lavender' and 'Enchanted April' where nothing much happens but is strangely compelling.