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PG| 2 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
During the 1930s, James Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) serves as a proper English butler to the doltish Lord Darlington (James Fox). Stevens is so dedicated that he forgoes visiting his father on his deathbed in order to serve, and overlooks Darlington's Nazi sympathies and growing anti-Semitism. Twenty years after his employer's death, Stevens tries to reconnect with Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson), Darlington's head housekeeper, and begins to regret his loyalty to his former master.

Cast: Anthony Hopkins , Emma Thompson , James Fox , Christopher Reeve , Peter Vaughan , Hugh Grant , Michael Lonsdale , Tim Pigott-Smith

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Columbia Tristar

The Remains Of The Day (1993)

Release Date: March 15th, 1994|2 hr. 15 min.

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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Detractors will see the usual parade of repressed feelings in a Masterpiece Theatre setting. Those who look closer will find one of the best films of the year. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The whole movie is quiet, introspective, thoughtful. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An engaging and powerful motion picture, every bit the equal of Merchant Ivory's best work, and certainly the most emotionally-wrenching tale they have brought to the screen. show more

  • April 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Extremely well made film - a love story where the man is incapable of breaking through his role restraint to allow himself to love in a close relationship. Personality study.

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Their Best Role: Anthony Hopkins in 'The Remains of the Day'

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Marina Zogbi on Jan 25th, 2011 5:00PM

Anthony Hopkins, who turned 73 this past New Year's Eve, has enjoyed a diverse and enviable acting career, a testament to his exceptional talent. Equally effective playing a contemporary serial...

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