Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

DVD - 2019
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The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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MiRiAm12345
Jan 04, 2021

Downton Abbey fan who loved this movie. My favorite moment Mr. Mosley's curtsey!

VaughanPLDonnalee Dec 30, 2020

I really loved the Downton Abbey series, but I found this feature film to be disappointing overall. The plot was so very thin and very contrived and kind of dull! It was a treat to see the beloved and familiar Downton characters again. Everything and everyone looked beautiful. But the forced conflict between the palace staff and the Downton Abbey staff? Such an awful storyline! Ugh! Such unprofessional and childish behaviour on the part of everyone involved. It was painful to watch and it seemed 100% unrealistic that high level service staff would act like such unprofessional babies. I thought it was appalling that Anna of all people would be involved in the scheme to drug the royal chef to get him out the way. I found this entire plotline deplorable and I thought the behaviour of the Downton Staff wasn't endearing and delightful but was really unethical and reckless. And devoting screentime to a ridiculously mundane subplot about Lady Edith's dress? Really? It seemed so trite and mundane. And the Princess Mary storyline was also awful and seemed so contrived. A royal princess would be confiding in Tom like that? Ugh. So while it was fun to revisit Downton and see all the characters again, I actually found the movie a real letdown.

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doyoureadme
Sep 12, 2020

I was a big fan of the series, but this movie was disappointing. The parade and ballroom scenes were technically more complicated than anything that I can remember in the series, so kudos for that. The costume and set design were excellent as usual, but marred by poor lighting. The plot, if you could call it that, was trite and predictable, and the acting seemed like everyone was just tired of the SOS. The bonus features actors' roundtable had them joking that the movie could be the start of a franchise, much like Star Trek. One would hope not. Seasons 5 & 6, followed by this movie, exhibit a continuing downward trend in the creativity and wit that were the hallmark of the first 4 seasons. Overall, the movie was 2 hours of extremely forgettable much ado about nothing.

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tinybookworm
Aug 22, 2020

I really enjoyed the series, so I was excited to watch the movie. Overall, an ok movie. I liked seeing all my favourite characters again, and there were some lovely scenes and good character development, but the main plot of the Queen coming to Downton for dinner was a little boring and it felt like it dragged on.

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gloryb
Aug 20, 2020

Charming! I especially enjoyed listening to the actors discuss their roles in the Special Features. It was like watching and listening to modern day Crawleys.

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dirtbag
Aug 14, 2020

It's probably the start of a movie franchise. Not as good as the original series.

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BeckyR21
Aug 07, 2020

This movie is a delight! Do not listen to the bah humbug reviews. Any Downton Abbey fan will love to revisit the Crawley family and staff in this wonderful continuation. I saw the movie in the theatres, people applauded at the ending. I watched it again at home, and enjoyed it all over again. I look forward to the next instalment!

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movie20
Jul 13, 2020

Very enjoyable.

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prairiegirl_0
May 17, 2020

I felt the movie was lacking in British temperament, as though it was written to appeal to an American audience--too "cutesy" as compared to the series. I attended the one night preview and came away disappointed. Having said that, I'll still watch it again--maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind at the time.

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boattop
May 13, 2020

Dear God, this was boring. Everything was predictable. It just was an overly long episode, glad we did not pay to view it. Poor folks that did. P.S. I am...oops..was a fan of the series.

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Mar 10, 2020

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