The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

DVD - 2001
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Hopkins stars as Stevens, the perfect English butler to his master, Lord Darlington, who is duped by the Nazis into trying to establish a rapport between themselves and the British government. Thompson stars as the estate's housekeeper, who gradually falls in love with Stevens.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2001
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780767848855
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 09, 2017

This exquisite Merchant Ivory production of Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed novel is. . .Sorry, fell asleep for a minute. It's very understated. The message is don't be an emotionally repressed English butler

Mar 27, 2017

Great companion to the book with excellent documentaries.

Aug 22, 2016

I enjoyed this movie. Love Anthony Hopkins, it was wonderful to see Christopher Reeve before his accident. He was perfect for the part he played. Recommend this movie if you like period movies.

Aug 08, 2016

Rated 7/10.

Feb 23, 2016

The age gap between the butler and the housekeeper made it hard for this viewer to believe in the blossoming of romance between these characters. The impact of Lord Darlington's actions would have been clearer if the newly-wed servant couple had died in the Blitz as well as the Lord's god-son, journalist. Christopher Reeve was a poor choice for his role (except as a box office draw).

Jan 25, 2015

British made, so slow moving, action-less story line. It is wonderful and perfect for a rainy day or a blue mood. You don't need to have read the book to know what is going on. Brilliant acting all around.

Dec 26, 2013

Very sad film of an English butler's admirable honor and dedication to his craft, through which with the passing of time ironically translates into bad choices. Sir Anthony realizes too late his misappropriated loyalty to his 'duty', and his devotion to values devoid of merit, shaping him into a rigid emotionless (but dignified!) robot... effectively resulting in romantic meaningful opportunities forever lost with the woman he loved but didn't have the social skills to approach. He and Emma Thompson are both magnificent; skillfully directed by James Ivory.

d2013 Feb 17, 2013

A really well made movie. Loved the story and anything with Anthony Hopkins makes it more special to watch. Very touching.

Aug 26, 2012

A classic film for people who enjoy incredible, unique stories, great acting, and unbelievable depth.

Mar 08, 2011

A tragedy of opportunities denied: blind servitude to the max.

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Dec 26, 2013

(Strolling through the backyard discussing a young housemaid) Miss Kenton: "Ah, very pretty girl, don't you think?" Mr. Stevens: "Mm-hmm." Miss Kenton (playfully): "Mm! You don't like, to have pretty girls on the staff though, noticed. ...Might it be that our Mr. Stevens... fears distraction? Can it be that our Mr. Stevens is flesh and blood after all, and cannot trust himself? Hmm?" Mr. Stevens: "You know what I am doing Miss Kenton? I am placing my thoughts elsewhere, while you chatter away."

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