Mrs. Palfrey At The Claremont

Mrs. Palfrey At The Claremont

Mrs. Palfrey At The Claremont

The tale of an unlikely friendship between an elderly widow and a young writer. Like helmer Dan Ireland's previous (and very different) films, Mrs. Palfrey excels at presenting a relationship unfurling.

"The picture's debt to Harold and Maude is clear - one character, eyeing the friendship, even mentions that classic comedy by name - but this is a far gentler film, a low-key drama with comedic undertones that will appeal to older audiencess, arthouse patrons, and Joan Plowright fans." Variety

2006108 minsUK
ComedyDrama
Director:
Dan Ireland (Passionada, The Velocity of Gary)
Writer:
Ruth Sacks
Cast:
Joan PlowrightRupert FriendZoe TapperAnna Massey

Mrs. Palfrey At The Claremont / Reviews

Variety

Variety

An endearing, deceptively simple story. Pic's debt to "Harold and Maude" is clear but this is a far gentler film, a low-key drama with comedic undertones...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The unabashedly sentimental film is a juicy morsel for the great British actress Dame Joan Plowright, who endows Mrs. Palfrey with stoic charm and decency...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie is a delight, in ways both expected and rare...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

The kind of film that prompts the comment that they don't make 'em like they used to, this gentle and perfectly judged English comedy showcases the talent of a great actress in the title role [Plowright]... this is the kind of movie in which too-good-to-be-true things happen. People of heart and soul are rewarded and the mean-spirited get what's coming to them...

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New York Post

New York Post

Charming and touching, "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont" is apparently the first lead role in a film for one of England's greatest actresses, Joan Plowright. Possibly because she is the widow of Laurence Olivier, Plowright has never tten the kind of roles that went to the U.K.'s other grand dames, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench...

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