PG | | Drama, Romance
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.
Jack Lewis (Christopher Reeve) is a composite of two different people. In Kazuo Ishiguro's source novel, the new employer of James Stevens (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is an American by the name of Farraday, and has nothing to do with Mr. Jack Lewis, the Senator.
I was too busy serving to listen to the speeches.
At the beginning of the film, during Mr. Stevens voiceover, he recalls the day Miss Kenton arrived. It was, he says, the day of the Charlgrove Meet, which is a fox hunt. We see the hunt riding through the estate, the trees of which are covered in green leaves, making it summertime. Yet a hunt usually takes place in winter and in the next scene, Miss Kenton is being interviewed in Stevens office, the same day, but the calendar on the table reads Wednesday, 25th October.
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