• Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)

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Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright) moves to London with the hope of gaining her independence and seeing her grandson. While she is staying at a residential hotel for senior citizens, she meets writer Ludovic Meyer (Rupert Friend) when she trips and falls on the street in front of his home. An unlikely friendship flourishes between them, bolstered by the fact that the residents are under the impression that Ludovic is Mrs. Palfrey's estranged grandson.

Cast: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Robert Lang, Anna Massey, Zoe Tapper, Marcia Warren, Millicent Martin, Lorcan O'Toole

Director: Dan Ireland

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Cineville

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  • Directed with charming restraint by the acclaimed American producer Dan Ireland, the film is a quiet triumph for Dame Joan. show more

  • The details are what matters, and thanks to a cast of all-star British elders and a mischievous sense of humor, the filmmakers bring those details to vivid life. show more

  • It's an altogether satisfying drama -- the sort of movie some people complain they don't make anymore. So here it is; what's your excuse? show more

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