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Remains of the Day
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
1.5 Stars
Remains of the Day Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Dad, Anne and Jean at Mine-Cine 1-4
Rating: PG Year: 1993 Category: Drama Romance
Director: James Ivory Time: 138 min. Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro & Ruth Prower Jhabvala

Mine: Very long, particularly dull tale. I have never liked a Merchant/Ivory film. They all must be too deep, and I too shallow, to appreciate. Depressing stuff.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: HOWARDS END leads are reunited as servants at a baronial English country home--Hopkins a self-sacrificing butler who serves with the utmost discretion, and Thompson an efficient and bright head housekeeper. The two collide over work--and especially over overtures of romance. Looming over these personal stories is the (fascinating) larger tale of the misguided lord of the manor (Fox), who is excitedly making alliances with Nazi sympathizers. Kazuo Ishiguro's novel was adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and though film can't quite dispel its literary origin, even almost-great Merchant-Ivory is better than most anything else around. Coproduced by Mike Nichols. Super 35.
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