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Oscar(r)-winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Emma Thompson (Howards End) reunite with the acclaimed Merchant Ivory filmmaking team for this extraordinary and moving story of blind devotion and repressed love. Hopkins stars as Stevens, the perfect English butler - an ideal carried by him to fanatical lengths - as he serves his master, Lord Darlington, beautifully played by James Fox (The Servant). Darlington, like many other members of the British establishment in the 1930s, is duped by the Nazis into trying to establish a rapport between themselves and the British government.Thompson stars as the estate's housekeeper, a high-spirited, strong-minded young woman who watches the goings-on upstairs with horror. Despite her apprehensions, she and Stevens gradually fall in love, though neither will admit it, and only give vent to their charged feelings via fierce arguments. Marvelously acted by a supporting cast that includes Christopher Reeve and Hugh Grant.
Excellent movie and a fine price. Vendor got it to me in short order and packaged well. Looks great in Blu ray.Published 17 days ago by FLHinWR
having seen it for the third time, it remains a riveting, beautifully acted film, well worth multiple viewings.Published 20 days ago by Lloyd I. Rudolph
Excellent movie. Excellent actors. And as always, Amazon came through with flying colors.Published 21 days ago by LadyZ
Marvelous period piece with superior acting - simply wonderful!Published 25 days ago by Lady Reader