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Downton Abbey....the film

Has anybody already been to the cinema and seen it?

Any good?

Worth the +/-20.- Chf for the cinema ticket or shall I rather wait for the release of the DVD?

I was really vers dissapointed in the AB FAB film, a weak copy of the series, so if the Downton Abbey film is just as tepid, I rather wait for the DVD.......
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Re: Downton Abbey....the film

It's great, except for the bit at the end when the ghost appears at the top of the stairs, which made it all a bit ambiguous.

I think I've got the right film. Big country house, lots of family intrigue, a broken acorn, right?
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It's great, except for the bit at the end when the ghost appears at the top of the stairs, which made it all a bit ambiguous.

I think I've got the right film. Big country house, lots of family intrigue, a broken acorn, right?
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I have not seen DA movie yet. I am looking forward to seeing it, but I am not sure that it will be any good. I hope it is.
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It's great, except for the bit at the end when the ghost appears at the top of the stairs, which made it all a bit ambiguous.

I think I've got the right film. Big country house, lots of family intrigue, a broken acorn, right?

spolier alert!


i've not seen it yet either and truth be told i never finished the last series of the show either...so really pls no spoilers there either
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Re: Downton Abbey....the film

I saw it in German which made it less authentic and enjoyable. Violet’s zingers were lost in translation a bit.

Anyway, the film did a good job carrying on the Downton tradition although it did feel more light-hearted and superficial than the series. If you miss seeing the Downton characters, the film will meet your expectations but don’t expect any of the many issues presented in the film to be taken too seriously.

My friends and I were the only ones in the theater so it’s doubtful the film will be running long at your local cinema.
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DB speaks of this movie:




..which some of you know, I am still trying to figure out the ending 'Tis worth a watch, but quite dark.
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Re: Downton Abbey....the film

As it's raining non-stop - and the hubby has not seen the TV series - it's binge watching that today. Plus rewatching it is also pretty good. Maggie Smith never gets boring...
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Re: Downton Abbey....the film

I loved watching the series on TV, but I feel no need to go and see the movie. I'm Downtoned out .
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I loved watching the series on TV, but I feel no need to go and see the movie. I'm Downtoned out .

true and maybe the film won't live up to the expectations (but as i recently watched Rambo V - i have low/zero expectations when it comes to films...)
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Old 12.10.2019, 16:55
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As it's raining non-stop - and the hubby has not seen the TV series - it's binge watching that today. Plus rewatching it is also pretty good. Maggie Smith never gets boring...
I second and third that re:Maggie Smith, an outstanding actress in whatever role she choses to play!!

I think I'll pass on the film in the cinema, but will get it as soon as it is available on DVD. I quite like escapism TV e.g. EE watches something and imagines herself in a role in whatever film/series/drama she watches
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Re: Downton Abbey....the film

Just saw the film - and enjoyed it.

It's exactly what you would expect if you are a fan of the series. Violet and Isobel trade zingers a-plenty, and everyone looks gorgeous. Some of the plot lines were IMO rather implausable, but hey, same was true of the series. It's pure escapism anyway.

For those on the left side of the lake who don't want to venture into the city, Schloss Kino in Wädenswil is showing it in English.
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Re: Downton Abbey....the film

I saw it in English last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Well worth the 13chf entrance fee in my opinion.
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Has anybody already been to the cinema and seen it?

Any good?

Worth the +/-20.- Chf for the cinema ticket or shall I rather wait for the release of the DVD?

I was really vers dissapointed in the AB FAB film, a weak copy of the series, so if the Downton Abbey film is just as tepid, I rather wait for the DVD.......
I’d always prefer to see a movie ins Kino, but you may not care so much. If you liked Downton the series, you’ll enjoy Downton the movie.
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Old 15.10.2019, 11:29
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I’d always prefer to see a movie ins Kino, but you may not care so much. If you liked Downton the series, you’ll enjoy Downton the movie.


I don't like much to go to the cinema nowadays, ....it is bloody expensive,so the film really has to be worth it for me to go and try to enjoy a film there.


Nowadays, I find people are not very considerate anymore and manners...don't get me started about manners, even in a cinema........you get pushed and poked allround, food smells from left, beer spilled onto you from right and so on and so forth.

But what bugs me the most is, I am hypersensitive to distractions by light, due to my deafness and have different flashlights at home to alert me of doorbell etc. I react reflexive within nanoseconds to them.........

Thus it really is no pleasure for me, when people then look every 30 seconds at their brightly lit small screens........that is why usually i wait for a DVD to come out......but special, really worth it films.....I still go to see at the movie theater
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