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.

7 comments:

  1. As I love both 'Enchanted April' and 'Ladies in Lavender' I'm guessing I'd also like this film:)

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  2. It sounds like a film that I'd happily watch on a wintry Sunday afternoon! Flighty xx

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  3. I love films that are gentle and full of atmosphere. My husband doesn't get them at all so I have to wait until he's out at a meeting! Jx

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  4. I've heard of the film but not seen it so far. Enchanted April is one of my all time favourite films so if it's like that I shall certainly enjoy it.

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  5. certainly will have to watch given your lovely description Elaine

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  6. Oh I do like the sound of this film. I loved Ladies in Lavender. I've recently been to see The Exotic Marigold Hotel with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith to name but a few. Set in India, it's about a group of seniors who are strangers who opt to move to India to start a new life. Lovely film.

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  7. All those films are wonderful.Thanks for posting about this one I must have missed it when it came out. lovely post Elaine as usual! lol Angela

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