Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Reviews

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January 3, 2011
It's funny," Ireland notes. "The intellectual critics always like to give me a smack about being too weepy. But then the audiences that go see it seem to embrace it, which has been great.
March 1, 2007
This underwhelming "prestige" production offers a few pleasures, but doesn't stay in the memory very long.
January 11, 2007
MRS. PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT is a rare treat, indeed, and a crowning achievement for Dame Joan Plowright.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 28, 2006
Pour yourself a cup of Earl Grey and enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 10, 2006
Despite the measured pace and the predictable bitter sweet mood, the film is only occasionally enchanting
September 22, 2006
Never less than enjoyable. All credit must go to Plowright and Friend, who give completely charming performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 1, 2006
One of the season's most humane and heartening films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2006
You'd half expect the movie to throw caution to the wind and become "Grandmas Gone Wild," but the film is too prim to offer any surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2006
... an amiable, sweetly sentimental tale ...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 24, 2006
Unfortunately, the result is high melodrama, at once patronizing and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 12, 2006
...the film allows 76-year-old Plowright, for years a wonderful character actress in a wide variety of projects, something to call her own.
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June 2, 2006
It's an altogether satisfying drama -- the sort of movie some people complain they don't make anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 29, 2006
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont is not a loud, fast-paced, over the top film, but one to be viewed with patience, anticipation and an open heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 20, 2006
It's all sweet and well acted (and well enough directed by Dan Ireland), but it's also yawn-provoking and maddening that the script is so far below the acting ability of the assembled talent.
May 19, 2006
Like the woman herself, Mrs. Palfry gets to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 19, 2006
Ireland ... has in Friend and Plowright the exactly right actors to give friendship a glow of platonic soul romance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 19, 2006
A small portrait of friendship and intergenerational connection, painted in delicate strokes and warm tones.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 19, 2006
Plowright, who has made something of a specialty of breathing life into stereotypically written older women for the past 20 years, makes the most of a rare opportunity to play someone still open to the surprises the world can bring.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 5, 2006
Just as teenagers enjoy escapist movies, so do the elderly. They simply prefer a gentler pace. What is touching about Mrs. Palfrey is that she is allowed to be elderly, and not turned into a hip-hop granny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2006
Ireland, who made the brilliant, equally unfashionable The Whole Wide World, respects the kindness and concern his characters show each other.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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