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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 May 2008 (Argentina)
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mrs Palfrey
... Ludo / The Writer
... Gwendolyn (as Zoe Tapper)
... Mr Osborne
Marcia Warren ... Mrs Post
... Mrs Arbuthnot
... Mrs Burton
... Mrs De Salis
... Willie
... Violet
... Manager
... Summers
... Rosie
Lorcan O'Toole ... Desmond
... Mrs Meyer
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Mrs. Palfrey, recently widowed after a long happy marriage, moves into a London residential hotel more lively and elegant on line than in fact. She determines to make the best of it among an odd assortment of people, and she particularly hopes her grandson, a London resident, will visit. When she slips on a walk and is aided by a penniless young writer, she invites him to dine at the Claremont and plays along when her dining mates assume he's her grandson. A friendship develops giving her a companion with whom she can talk about memories and poetry and giving him ideas and support for his writing. But what of her actual family? How it plays out is the movie's story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Una amistad que no conoce de edades [Argentina] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Claremont Hotel  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,744, 27 November 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$67,334, 25 December 2005
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The last acting role of Robert Lang. See more »

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One of the crew credits: Best Boy (Girl) See more »

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References The Sexy Mysterious Murders (2000) See more »

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It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love
Written by Sandy Wilson
Performed by Georgina Hale, Millicent Martin, Marcia Warren & Michael Culkin
Published by Warner Chappel Music Inc.
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A Beautiful, soulful film that is brilliantly acted.
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A powerful, yet subtle film that will touch anyone with a pulse. Joan Plowright is a gift from God, and no wonder Laurence Olivier married her. What a breathtaking performance! Rupert Friend is another reason to state that the best actors are coming out of England. He matches Dame Plowright's prowess with his elegant subtle grace, and the match is one made in movie heaven. What a shame the Oscars passed this one by, they always do when it comes to intelligent smallish films with a heart, as if they never existed. Do yourselves a favor, run to see this as soon as you can, and if anyone tells you different, grab their wrist, check their pulse to see if they have one. Kudos to all involved in pulling this one off.


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