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The Downton Abbey film

Discussion in 'Personal' started by catmother, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I love the series and have seen them all but my husband never watched it,therefore,I did not go to see it when it was on at the cinema. I knew it would be available to rent on Prime or BT box at some point and I would treat myself to it then.
    I've just finished watching it and I'm so glad we did not spend over £20 on going to see it at the cinema!

    Is it just me or is it a bit rubbish?
  2. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    It is for Americans. (No I haven't seen it, nor any of the series. I read about it when it was about to start and thought "another social history whitewash". Posh people exploiting everybody else as usual.)
  3. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    It washed over me in a pleasant way. Mr D has never watched Downton, but he took me under sufferance.
    He didn't dislike it. :)
    Jesmond12 likes this.
  4. bonxie

    bonxie Senior commenter

    Watched it last night. The costumes were good and the house is lovely but the events in the plot were so predictable it just got silly. It's definitely a 'sit at home and watch it on TV with a cup of tea and a biscuit' film, not one worth paying cinema prices to watch.
    catmother likes this.
  5. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    A slightly shorter version would have made a decent Christmas special but a whole film? A decent script seemed to be lacking and, to me,it was as if the actors were just going through the motion.
  6. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    I thought it was just like a Christmas special - but I loved it. Yes, it was predictable and ridiculously far-fetched, but it was such an easy-watch, feelgood film - I loved every minute. And I've heard a rumour that they've already started Downton Abbey 2!
    Marshall likes this.
  7. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Sorry. I watched Downton once (under wifely compulsion) and once was enough.
    I'd rather go to China and lick doorknobs than watch that show again or this movie.
    mothorchid likes this.
  8. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    His Lordship has a new frocks drama about to come to a TV screen near you.
  9. SundaeTrifle

    SundaeTrifle Occasional commenter

    I enjoyed the film. Went to see it on recommendation from a friend.

    Enjoyed watching the first tv series, but stopped watching soon after the start of the second series as the story lines were too far fetched.
  10. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    I never watched the series on TV but I have bought the DVD set and I enjoy it - it's easy watching and no brain need!

    The film was the same.
    sunshineneeded likes this.
  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    The series are great and I loved watching them. However,I was expecting more from a full length movie as there were better storylines in the actual series.
  12. JTL

    JTL Occasional commenter

    Saw this film at the cinema. It was ok but a bit silly in my opinion. Yes, maybe ok to watch at home. Incidentally Catmother, your cinema prices seem very expensive. Round here we can see a film on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Vue for £4.99 each or only £4.99 for the two of us with a Meercat Movie voucher. We are retired and go the cinema often at those prices!
  13. Sally006

    Sally006 Senior commenter

    My husband and I loved the series. The film was nothing like as good but offered us a nostalgic hour or two so we still enjoyed it. Lucky for us, we saw it on a Sunday at our local with a set fee of £3.50 each. I only go to the extortionate blockbuster cineplexes with my son to see the latest Marvel. Grit my teeth at the cost!
  14. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I watched a few episodes of the TV series but wasn't struck. Someone recommended the film and I went on my own when MrA was away one night. Quite entertaining.

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