A Movie for the senses!
The movie is truly BEAUTIFUL!
Fan or not, movie goers can't help but notice the artful cinematic beauty of this film. Like a painted landscape by Van Gosh or Monet, the rolling hills of the countryside surrounding the Manson at Downton Abby speaks to your soul. In fact, everything you see has a massive effect on the senses. The costumes. the now classic cars, not to mention the silver that sits so elegantly on the oak dining tables. All the little detailing that describes this wonderful world of manners.
A time when a persons' reputation was as important as their money and a time when people were proud of their station in life. Even those who serve the upper class took extreme pride in what they did. A sentiment today that is long lost.
For me, this movie was more about the senses than the plot. The way you feel when you see the love within the families of all classes of people and how they come together as one family is more satisfying than any savvy or complicated plot!
You are moved by the visuals and the music, the smiles and the reactions on the faces of the characters to the day's events.
If you want to think about the plot, I'd say this movie was about the day the Royals came to visit.
But more importantly, this movie is intended to move you! To make you take notice of everything you see. To make you think about how all of it made you feel.
How it made you laugh or smile or cry.....
I loved it!