Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender

DVD - 2005
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Two elderly sisters have their quiet lives dramatically changed when they discover a badly-injured young foreigner washed ashore near their coastal home in pre-war England.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition: Key record
ISBN: 9781404914339
1404914331
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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gslazar
Mar 03, 2021

No explosions, no car chases, no arguments, just a beautifully told story.

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oktexchic
Sep 08, 2020

The reviews were correct ... sweet little film.

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iloveseaotters
Aug 16, 2020

I tried watching this ages ago, but never got very far and now that I've seen the entire movie, I'm not sure why I didn't enjoy it the first time. It could be because I'm older now and the story finally resonated with me. But whatever the reason, I'm glad I gave it another try. This is a beautiful and heartwarming movie about two elderly sisters who find a badly injured young man (Andrea) washed up on the shore. They take him in and take care of him until he becomes part of their family. They learn that he is Polish, but they teach him how to converse in English and then discover that he has a wonderful talent for playing the violin. He meets a woman who is so impressed with his talent that she wants him to use it on a bigger level. The thing I liked most about this movie was the scenery (the seaside was gorgeous), but I absolutely loved Judi Dench. She was my favorite of the two sisters, and she had a sweetness and innocence about her. *spoiler* She develops feelings for Andrea and had it been done differently, it could have taken the movie in a completely different direction. However, the way it was presented was sweet and very subtle and led to a few touching moments I really loved this movie and I'm glad I gave it another try. It was definitely worth it.

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alliruthaber
Sep 02, 2019

Sweet gentle impossible feelings. Are still real.
So genuine and embarrassingly naked, thru Judi, and Maggie.
Loved unexpected Miriam role. Her mischievous spirit can’t be hidden.

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

I tried watching this ages ago, but never got very far and now that I've seen the entire movie, I'm not sure why I didn't enjoy it the first time. It could be because I'm in my 50s and the story finally resonated with me. But whatever the reason, I'm glad I gave it another try.
This is a beautiful and heartwarming movie about two elderly sisters who find a badly injured young man (Andrea) washed up on the shore. They take him in and take care of him until he becomes part of their family. They learn that he is Polish, but they teach him how to converse in English and then discover that he has a wonderful talent for playing the violin. He meets a woman who is so impressed with his talent that she wants him to use it on a bigger level.
The thing I liked most about this movie was the scenery (the seaside was gorgeous), but I absolutely loved Judi Dench. She was my favorite of the two sisters, and she had a sweetness and innocence about her. *spoiler* She develops feelings for Andrea and had it been done differently, it could have taken the movie in a completely different direction. However, the way it was presented was sweet and very subtle and led to a few touching moments
I really loved this movie and I'm glad I gave it another try. It was definitely worth it.

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rslade
May 08, 2019

Two great talents (and Miriam Margolyes isn't bad either) give great life to a slow, gentle, and poignant tale.

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matcat44
Oct 07, 2018

This is not a good movie and a waste of two great talents. I watched because i knew there would be some good music and there was. The storyline however is full of holes and Judy Dench character being in love with a young boy was very pathetic and somewhat tasteless.
The arrival of the boy on the shores of England was not explained, or followed up by authorities and could he has been so naive as to think he could get to America in a row boat?!

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dsw3914
Jul 30, 2018

Decent enough time-killer. It's a straightforward story. Started at point A, went to point C via point B with no big mysteries along the way. Definitely for ladies I would think. What can go wrong with watching Judi Dench and Maggie Smith anyway?

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patch666
Jun 04, 2018

love this series !!!!!

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IV27HUjg
Dec 21, 2017

It's a miss if: you don't give a fig about British history, literature, slower paced stories where you have to look deeper into the lives being portrayed, or world history (as in the world wars.)

Charles Dance wrote this & I have great admiration & respect for him. The first time I saw this it was for the scenery, the story & to watch the two most imminent actors. It did not fully dawn on me the subtle nuances of the lives of these sisters. Older sister (M.Smith) lost her very young husband in WWI, younger sister (the fantastic, Judi Dench) may have had a lost love, also lost to war. I surmise she was traumatised by events, stunted in emotional growth & dependent & protected by her older sister. How she must have longed for a fulfilled life, husband, children, which seems suggested in her curiosity & attachment to the young Polish man.

The young man was trying to escape Europe for America & the coming war. How he ends up in the care of these ladies is not fully explained. This is the age of slow recovery from WWI & the first signs of another approaching global war. Just my take on this film.

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ralwal
Nov 07, 2008

Great to watch these two major stars working together in a pleasant if somewhat implausible story. The scenery the music and the good feeling make up for the holes in the storyline.

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