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Plot: A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer. Runtime: 134 mins Release Date: 19 Nov 1993
Yes, They Can Still Make 'Em Like They Used To (by ccthemovieman-1)
Wow, what a wonderful movie this turned out to be!I didn't check this movie out until the fall of 2004 after reading a number of positive reviews, enough to pique my curiosity. I was glad I did. In fact, I was so impressed with this film that a week later I went out and bought the book, which is even better. First of all, the film is a tremendous visual treat. There are some great interior scenes of the Darlington mansion, and great colors inside and in the surrounding outside scenery. This is simply a beautiful film. Second, the acting of Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson was <more>
spectacular. They were riveting. The way they deliver dialog and the expressions of their faces.....magnificent acting. Thompson's sad look in the back of the bus near the end of the movie is the saddest, most haunting look on a person's face I have ever seen in 50 years of movie watching. Hopkins, one of the best actors of this generation, provides a tremendous character study of a man who has been taught that to be the best in his profession, he must suppress all emotion. In doing so, he never learns to think for himself and he misses out on what could have been the love of his life. In that regards, this is a very frustrating story.However, this isn't just a tragic romantic story. Hopkins' character is wonderful example, too, of unselfish devotion and dignified servitude in the face of any kind of circumstance. This is an extremely beautiful, intelligent and sensitive film. If when people tell you, "They don't make 'em like they used to," show them this film.
The best story of unrequited love in cinema history. (by sdillon-1)
This is, in my opinion, the finest film in the Merchant Ivory canon. And to hail it as such is to grossly undersell it. It is not only that but also the best story of unrequited love in cinema history, and a masterpiece of understated emotion. It also boasts some of the finest performances ever put on film, most notably from the peerless Anthony Hopkins.Then again, understatement is the key to this film. Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Director James Ivory adapt Kazuo Ishiguro's poignant novel with such delicacy that it gets under ones skin in a deeply profound way difficult to express in <more>
a few words.The plot opens in the 1950's as meticulous and emotionally repressed butler Stevens Anthony Hopkins reviews a lifetime of service in Darlington Hall. The story flashes back to the 1930's where Stevens formed a close friendship with housekeeper Miss Kenton Emma Thompson . This relationship grew slowly over several years and ultimately the pair developed romantic feelings for one another, although neither admitted it. Whilst all this was happening, Steven's employer Lord Darlington Edward Fox gradually became a misguided Nazi sympathiser in pre-war Europe. Unfortunately, loyalty to his master caused Stevens to reject the delicate advances of Miss Kenton. History took its inevitable course, and Darlington's involvement in appeasement contributed to the outbreak of World War II. Now Stevens realises he made a mistake and wants to make amends.To describe Anthony Hopkins as brilliant is completely redundant. His turn here goes way beyond mere acting, and it was criminal he was denied the Oscar at the 1994 Academy awards. Stevens absurdly repressed personality gently takes the audience from laughter to tears in the most emotionally devastating finale I have ever seen. Hopkin's mesmerising performance is matched by a career-best turn from Emma Thompson. The supporting cast is uniformly superb, including a pre-Four Weddings Hugh Grant and Christopher Reeve in one of his last roles before the accident that paralysed him.Needless to say, the cinematography, music, editing and art direction are immaculate. The understated beauty of the English countryside that was so important to the book translates brilliantly to film here. This is a lovely, melancholic film, which effortlessly embraces complex themes such as misguided loyalty, dignity, pride, wasted lives, and unrequited love. It would be all too much to bear if it weren't for the film's genuine good-humoured understanding of English culture all the more remarkable for having been initially penned by a Japanese author . In fact, humour is an important element in the film. There are many laugh-out-loud moments, which make the tragic part of the story all the more real and poignant. All in all, The Remains of the Day is a milestone film an unforgettable tragedy of a man who pays the terrible price of denying his own feelings.
Very deliberate but marvelous study of a lifetime butler in an English noble household. The film does a wonderful parallel examination of the man's life set against the tumult of the 1930s that effectively did away with the British Empire and made him and others like him, as people curiously obsolete.An extremely rare example of sanity when dealing with the subject of War. Most films as we know too well, concentrate on the futility and bottom line cost in humanity, which is to be expected since generally speaking, an artist will always present this point of view. However in most cases, <more>
it's an incomplete and wildly immature handling of the topic. This film addresses if you can believe it, the folly of avoiding War thru appeasement, and hammers home what might have been avoided if the British had called Hitler to the carpet early on, instead of playing chess with him. This is the backdrop; the main story is that of the butler, Stevens, an ostensibly simple character played with unimaginable complexity, by Hopkins. The fascinating examination of one man's sense of duty, a devotion that transcends all other obligations and aspirations in his life has never been so poignantly or expertly presented to an audience. Everything about the film, the supporting cast in particular is a rousing triumph. I cannot overly recommend this.
This movie is James Ivory's best, and one of Anthony Hopkins' and Emma Thompson's better films.Did you ever care to know what British upper class life was like in past centuries for both nobility and gentry their servants? This show humanizes life for them all, revealing their common foibles and their collective challenges. One would think that Hopkins would be the quintessential casting choice for a high quality 19th or 20th century British butler. He admits that it is a role that he had to study since he has never had a butler, or known one. Well, he did a superb job.Emma <more>
Thompson performs spectacularly as romantic interest and head housekeeper. Believability is her byline.Altogether a well-rounded cast, and an excellent production that captivates, entertains and entrances. You'd almost want to trade lives with most any of the characters, for better or worse.
Poignant portrait of a butler's life...dedication, restraint, and regret (by roghache)
This is an incredibly moving and tragic film that paints a vivid portrait of the restrained life of a butler at an English manor, and brings humanity to those in service. It examines the English class system and the relationship between master and servant, but primarily depicts a life of regret. The haunting musical score provides compelling accompaniment to this butler's unfolding tragic personal life story. The manor used to depict Darlington Hall is magnificent, the palatial rooms and luxurious furnishings spectacular, the English countryside scenery lovely.Mr. Stevens has devoted his <more>
entire life to being the butler at Darlington Hall, currently owned by a millionaire American Senator named Lewis, who had earlier visited the manor. The film flashes back to the butler's years of loyal service and unselfish dedication to his previous employer, Lord Darlington. During that time he is shown to devote himself completely to the efficient running of this enormous household and to totally suppress his own emotions. The butler's restrained veneer is put to the test by the arrival of a new housekeeper, Miss Kenton, who is herself energetic and efficient but challenges him with her wit. The pair develop unexpressed but very obvious feelings for each other. Meanwhile, the gullible Lord Darlington becomes naively involved as a Nazi sympathizer, instrumental in British attempts to appease Hitler back in the late 1930's.Anthony Hopkins is absolutely masterful in the role of the perfect butler, Mr. Stevens, his face a mirror of the words he cannot express. He superbly conveys this trusted servant's loyalty, dedicated efficiency, dignified service, restraint, and suppressed emotions. Emma Thompson is equally brilliant as the capable housekeeper, Miss Kenton, who does display her emotions without ever stating them directly. Other cast members include Hugh Grant as Lord Darlington's godson, and the wonderful late Christopher Reeve as Darlington Hall's present owner, Lewis. James Fox portrays the extremely misguided but never truly villainous Lord Darlington.The butler reveals himself to be unfailingly dedicated to his household, overseeing an elaborate dinner party as his own father is dying upstairs. Mr. Stevens never expresses his political or personal opinions, regardless of whether they are solicited. He diligently performs every single duty expected of him, even awkwardly attempting to fulfill Lord Darlington's request to enlighten his godson about the birds & the bees before his marriage. Despite his own unacknowledged misgivings, at His Lordship's insistence he dismisses two maids simply because they are Jewish. As Lord Darlington's Nazi collaboration unfolds, Mr. Stevens concentrates on performing his duties, endeavours not to admit even to himself awareness of these unsettling political matters, and remains unquestioningly loyal to his aristocratic employer.In this movie we have an undeclared romance between two mature people who never once express their feelings for each other, yet their love is blatantly apparent and absolutely compelling. The viewer gets a glimpse into the depth of unexpressed love in Mr. Stevens' heart when Miss Kenton discovers him reading a sentimental romance novel. He is painfully embarrassed at her discovery but again admits no emotion. The housekeeper's entire demeanor conveys how much she craves his love, threatening to wed another so that Mr. Stevens will finally reveal himself. When he does not, Miss Kenton marries a man she does not love. The butler's emotions are equally obvious on countless occasions, as when he gazes at the departing Miss Kenton from the window above. It is frustrating for the viewer, watching this honourable and dignified gentleman constantly put on a brave and proper outer facade while denying his own emotions, whether grief over his father or love for the housekeeper.Twenty years later Mr. Stevens is filled with regret over his wasted life, his misguided sense of duty toward Lord Darlington, a man of disgraced reputation and now dead. He tries to remedy the error of his emotional suppression but alas, it is too late. Miss Kenton is unhappily married but has a grown, now pregnant daughter and her own sense of duty. Even when she broaches the topic of evening as in the twilight of their lives , the reserved butler still does not declare his feelings. Their final farewell as she tearfully takes her leave by bus is surely one of the most restrained but sad and haunting depictions ever of two people in love parting. This is a superbly subtle, beautiful, and sensitive portrait of unfulfilled love and regret.
This sad, unusual period is actually a touching story of uncertain romance. (by hu675)
An loyal butler Oscar-Winner:Anthony Hopkins thinks about the life, he had with his previous master Lord Darlington James Fox and the romance, he could have had with the housekeeper Oscar-Winner:Emma Thompson in the post World War 2. When he receives a letter from the ex-housekeeper, he decides to meet her and re-kindle the passion for his true love. But his past was much more troubled, when he had to choose the life that might lead him to romance but he listened to his overly proud father Peter Vaughan and stayed with his master. But his previous master challenge him to a maintained <more>
servitude, since his master was an Nazi Sympathizer.Directed by James Ivory Howards End, Jefferson in Paris, Surviving Picasso made an fascinating period drama with great performance and unusual story of forbidden romance. Excellent production designs and an haunting music score by Richard Robbins makes this see, a must see.DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 transfer and an good:Dolby 2.0 Surround Sound. DVD has an insightful and funny commentary track by director:Ivory, actress:Thompson and the late producer:Ismail Merchant The Golden Bowl, Le Divorce, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge . DVD also has three interesting featurettes, deleted scenes with optional commentary by the director and filmographies. Besides Hopkins and Thompson's rich performances. There's plenty to enjoy, especially the terrific supporting turns of Fox, Christopher Reeve as Lewis and Hugh Grant as a Journalist.Director:Ivory received an Oscar nominated for Best Director. Hopkins and Thompson were nominated for their performances. This film was also nominated for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Adapated Screenplay and Best Picture. Sadly this film didn't won anything for these terrific nominations. Abigail Hopkins Hopkins' real-life daughter appears as a Housemaid . Originally Mike Nichols Closer, The Graduate, Wolf was the first director of this film but decide to produced the film instead. Screenwriter Harold Pinter The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, Reunion is the first person to write the script. Since Ruth Prawer Jhabvala A Room with a View, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries re-wrote much of Pinter's script but some of Pinter's writing has survived from the film. This is unforgettable picture, don't miss this tale of sadness, love, loyalty's and regret. Super 35. **** ½/***** .
Anthony Hopkins as Mr. Stevens in The Remains of the Day made for truly excellent drama. His portrayal of the dedicated butler was picture perfect. He conveyed all the controlled subtleties of his character with great conviction. Stevens' dedication to his profession above all other considerations was both admirable and sad. All his interactions felt genuine and his personal journey was set wonderfully against the historical setting of World War II era Europe. Even the Nazi angle was considered with a more even hand than it is usually treated with. The practical considerations of the <more>
politicians of the time added a great sense of realism. The high profile supporting cast was also in top form though make no mistake this is Hopkins' film. Strongly recommended, 9/10.
Muted drama with excellent performances. (by jckruize)
Impeccably cast and produced in typical Merchant-Ivory manner, this understated drama features superb performances by two of the finest actors in modern cinema, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. Both an acid indictment of the British class system and an unflinching portrayal of a man who in the end cannot transcend his largely self-imposed limitations, the film is both fascinating and agonizing to watch and its cumulative emotional impact will stay with you long after it's over. There is an exquisite moment near the finale when Thompson's character bares only slightly a hint of the <more>
feelings she has for Hopkins, an allusion to what might have been between them. And Hopkins, in his consummate skill, maintains in both facial and vocal expressions the most non-committal of replies; his face a mask of bland affability but his eyes dark with the knowledge that he is a dead man who has wasted his life. With no outward show of emotion, the scene is devastating.THE REMAINS OF THE DAY may not be a happy film, but it is a memorable and powerful one.
Maybe I could have enjoyed this movie if I hadn't read the book... (by Leah-12)
Certain parts of the story obviously had to be changed or omitted for the film version because they depended entirely on Stevens' internal monologue; for this I was completely prepared. But why - WHY - was the ending changed? Amputated, actually - the movie is a bloody stump of the novel. This was not only pointlessly to fans of the book but an inexcusable affront to the author, Mr. Ishiguro. So I implore anyone who enjoyed the movie to READ THE BOOK. It is SO much better. God, what a horrible waste of Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thomson. It is entirely to the actors' credit that the <more>
movie was even watchable, let alone critically acclaimed. I could have easily overlooked the petty discrepancies scattered needlessly throughout the rest of the movie e.g. did Mr. Stevens Sr. really have to be 75 instead of 72? I don't think so had the ending at least been attempted. Even despite the frequent, annoying, and seemingly pointless jabs at the utter perfection that was the novel, I was enjoying the movie thanks only to Hopkins and Thomson until the very end and then...oh, the horror! What was all that pigeon garbage? There was no pigeon! The book's meaning is clear and powerful, but the movie succumbs to artsy temptation and dilutes if not completely destroys the author's message. It's a terrible, terrible shame.