Agent Coulson wrote: »
Aisling(",) wrote: »
Royal visit maybe?
Sabre0001 wrote: »
Agreed to bring the OH to this (going to treat ourselves to the Stella cinema)...but I've never watched Downton. So, a few questions, where is it available to watch? Is there a crash course if that isn't an option? And how much background will be necessary (do ye think / if anyone gets to it and then wants to answer) before seeing the movie?
CassieManson wrote: »
What did you think of the film? I was disappointed.
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DrumSteve wrote: »
I never watched the show, but having seen the film it made me was to build a time machine to go back in time to join the IRA.
pinkypinky wrote: »
It was exactly what I thought it would be. A hugely telegraphed plot which played out as expected. Some corking lines from Maggie Smith &
a mostly happy ending.
Enjoyable fluff with beautiful costumes and scenery. No need for another one but I enjoyed it.
spacecoyote wrote: »
I somehow don't think you'll need to do much of a crash course. Posh people upstairs, common people downstairs, Royal family coming for a visit. I imagine that about covers it.
Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) - Sarcy old posh matriarch (generally entertaining)
Robert (Hugh Bonneville) - Posh head of the house
Cora - American wife of head of house. Generally over-acts & is very over-wrought
Lady Mary - Posh eldest daughter. Every man that comes in to the show falls in love with her
Henry - Posh guy, married to Mary, races cars
Lady Edith - Posh middle daughter. Limp, wet rag
Branson - Token Irishman, former mechanic, now part of the family, was married to youngest daughter, who is now dead
Carson - Head Butler. Posh, dry, plays it straight, which usually results in humourous situations
Ms Hughes - Head of the female servants, married to Carson
Mr Bates - Man-servant, all round good guy (who may or may not have murdered at least 2 people in the past)
Anna - Maid, married to Bates
Ms Patmore - Generally flustered head cook
Mr Barrow - Gay man-servant (used to be evil, not so much by the end)
Few others, but that probably covers the main characters in a nut-shell
Sabre0001 wrote: »
Some plotlines that they could explore with another movie if the demand/potential income was there