THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS SO PLEASE KEEP IN MIND IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MOVIE. I DO MY BEST TO NOT INCLUDE THEM BUT ITS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE.
Summary: The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa.
Title: Downtown Abbey: A New Era
Runtime: 2 Hours 4 Minutes
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Charmichael, Allen Leech, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggert, Phyllis Logan, Brendan Coyle, Robert James Collier, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nichol, Michael Fox, Kevin Doyle, Raquel Cassidy, Sue Johnston, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, Tuppence Middleton, Hugh Dancy, Paul Coply, Dominic West and Laura Haddock
Director: Simon Curtis
Writer: Julian Fellowes
A movie is being made at downtown, gran has invested a villa in France and want to give it to Sybil if they can convince the family of the owner. The staff are all excited being part of one of the first talkie movies and a big change comes to family.
I must admit I didn’t really care for like 90% of this movie it just didn’t feel the same as the previous ones which is so sad. I love this franchise it’s such a relaxing world to be part of but I didn’t seem to get into it.
The movie stuff was a bit much, each process they did took forever and it made this movie feel never ending as they had so much to do to make the movie and I honestly didn’t enjoy it. The lead actress for the movie was really irritating and couldn’t even be nice to anyone even though she was in somewhere so special and people were trying to be nice to her.
The villa section well it was a stunning property and I liked the unfolding of the story it was really interesting learning about the grans past life and who she was before she was the woman we all know her to be.
*SPOILER* The ending was beautiful and perfect send off for her character and I really loved that we got to give her a sweet goodbye, it was just stunning but very bittersweet and sad. *SPOILER*
Overall the movie was okay but honestly not what I wanted or was hoping for. I’m glad I got another continuation into this wonderful world but I was very let down by the poor storylines unfortunately.