4 April 2006 | dauphin-5
I saw this film on DVD in Australia. The cover of the DVD said it was in the tradition of 'The Remains of the Day" & this was not misleading. It was visually enjoyable & authentic in it's depiction of the period in which it was set. I enjoyed all the performances. I admit the beginning was a bit slow with some extended scenery shots & for just a few minutes I was concerned I might not get into it but once the story really got going I didn't look back. It had a good mix of pathos & humour throughout & characters from young children to the elderly so there is something for everyone! I saw Brokeback Mountain on the same weekend & I enjoyed this film more!