Like most 'Downton Abbey' fans, my world came to an abrupt halt every Sunday evening as I stepped into the lovely world of Lord and Lady Grantham.
I so hated seeing the series end, but rejoiced (I
might have jumped up and down like a little school girl!) when Julian Fellowes made the announcement of a MOVIE!!! YEA!!!
First of all, let me make a disclaimer, here:
I am not one to cry or get emotional at movies.
With THAT said, I found myself near tears at the opening scene when an unseen drone captures Downton Abbey in all it's glorious splendor!
It's not a dreary scene like you see below, but a beautiful clear day as the morning sun gleams onto the castle.
From that moment on I was completely enthralled.
There was no 'outside' world.
No cares. No worries.
Just living and being inside that place and time.
It felt very much like going home after being away for a while.
The cast and characters are the same and it's as if you're seeing old friends that you haven't seen in years and yet when you do meet up again it's like you've not been apart at all.
Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess STILL delivers the best one-liners.
Another little bit of trivia?
Lady Bagshaw and Mr. Carson are married in real life!
No spoilers here!
It was made very clear in all the trailers that the gist of the movie would be a visit from the King and Queen and all the drama that surrounds that.
Yes, there is drama - but it's hilarious drama!
The only thing that really has you sitting on the edge of your seat is when Barrow finds himself in a mess-
however, it only leaves you anxious for a few moments before the problem is solved.
Folks, I seriously did NOT want this movie to EVER end.
Run - do not walk - to the theater to see this!
I give this 2 thumbs up!
Please let know me know what YOU think!