Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Streaming Video - 2015
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A genteel widow moves to London to start her life anew at the dowdy Claremont Hotel, which is not quite the picture of loveliness it was in the brochure. When she meets a young aspiring writer, she learns that real family ties can be chosen, not inherited. With echoes of Tuesdays with Morrie, the intimacy portrayed brings surprising layers and emotion, enveloping the viewer like a cozy shawl.
Publisher: [United States] : Synergetic : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 108 min.)) : sd., col.
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.

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SnoIsleLib_SteveS May 18, 2017

A friend suggested this film to me. I finally watched it. Very enjoyable and beautiful even if I did watch it on my smartphone.

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donnachef
Oct 13, 2016

One of my all time favorites! Great story, wonderful acting. Even the director's comments are interesting.

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olenkag
May 29, 2015

What a delight. It helps to bring back hope in human decency and altruism, even if it's only a fictional story. Joan Plowright's understated performance is a gem, while Rupert Friend's debut promises more delights from this actor, already shown in "Young Victoria's" as Prince Albert. Highly recommended, pleasure to watch.

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mahallett
Apr 24, 2015

kinda stupid. episode 1 had more stripping than plot. we didn't find out why the murder of the countess was committed.

JoanOlivia Aug 12, 2014

Not the same Elizabeth Taylor.

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Bookworm39
Nov 05, 2013

Very Good. When Relatives abandon You, There Is Always Someone Out There That Can Take Their Place As A Friend. Blood Is Not Always Thicker Than Water I Think and Have Found Out.

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ilovewhippets
Jul 18, 2013

Until this film, I had no idea that Elizabeth Taylor was also a writer! And this one is a very good story, written by her.. It is partly based on her own experiences. (see Bonus features). I'm impressed with the script! This is a Nostalgic movie.., slower paced, about relationships when one gets to the end of life..The two people, the Elderly woman and a penniless Writer meet accidentally, when she falls down outside his window..and soon their friendship develops.. Both needed something from each other, the needs that each was able to meet. The two leads, Mrs. Palfrey and her "adopted" Grandson carry off their relationship well in this movie.. They obviously respect and enjoy each other's company, off and on screen...In this movie, we also meet other members of this Hotel, who become like a family to Mrs. Palfrey and each other. Great cast!..We all can benefit and learn from the elderly people we meet, if only we would give them the time... It is a good movie for a quiet evening..

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scrubble4
Aug 18, 2012

delightful, gentle, real, cross-generation with meaning. I loved it

evonlisa Jan 24, 2012

A lovely, heartfelt movie about life and friendship-an instant classic.

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kaymul
Oct 29, 2011

A lovely movie about the encounters and possibilties that can happen in life, regardless of ones age. An amusing array of characters with Joan Plowright the kind of senior we should all aspire to be...broad minded, independent and happy to be who she is, where she is.

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Mar 23, 2009

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Sep 15, 2008

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

Mrs. Palfrey, an elegant, genteel widow, came from Scotland to London to take up residence at the Claremont Hotel. Though she had high hopes for the cosmopolitan pleasures of living in a big city, she is soon filled with a sense of uneasiness and gloom.
Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoe Tapper, Anna Massey, Robert Lang, Marcia Warren, Georgina Hale, Millicent Martin, Anna Cartaret, Clare Higgins.

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Quietlake
Sep 15, 2008

A warm sometimes funny look at human attachment, friendship, and old age. strong performances and confident clean editing give this film a nice pace. We get to know the characters and relate to their situations. Subtle themes of loss and connection weave a story of powerful emotion.

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Michael
Mar 23, 2009

"...There are people that cross our lives, in tiny fractions of time, in the briefest of encounters... And yet they leave an indelible mark in our hearts... now mine. Thank you and good bye Sasa. Forever yours, Luda."

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