Downton Abbey (2019) (SPOILER REVIEW)

From IMDb: “The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century.”

Editor’s note: Veronica Kuznets is our guest reviewer for this film.

What I liked:

  • The story picks up years later (the late 1920s) as the Crawleys are deciding whether or not they should continue their lavish lifestyle seeing all their counterparts closing their grand homes to lead a simpler life.
  • The family gets the highest honor by having the king and queen of England (King George V and Queen Mary) spend a day with them which results in a lot of chaos downstairs because the staff from the royal palace is taking over the kitchen and the servants duties.
  • It felt like one long beautiful episode. I’m a sucker for beautiful costumes, scenic views and superb acting which they delivered.

What I didn’t like:

  • As I said the acting was superb I was missing a bit of chemistry. Lady Mary Crawley (played by Michelle Dockery) husband (played by Matthew Goode) was missing for 3/4 of the movie which was sad because he felt like a bit of an afterthought. Yes he wasn’t in the show until the very last season but still I feel that he should have been in the movie more.
  • The scene of the attempt on the life of King George V felt weird and took forever to get to the point. 

Overall: I would own this movie and watch it over and over again. I wish I would have dressed up like the millions of fans that did when the movie opened but maybe I’ll do that when I watch it at home.

Veronica Kuznets is a big fan of Downton Abbey. She is an amateur hiker and crocheter. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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