If repression is your cup of tea then this is the film for you. Others may want to shake British butler par excellence Stevens (Hopkins) and tell him to express an emotion. In the 1930s, Stevens is the rigidly traditional butler to Lord Darlington (Fox). When Miss Kenton (Thompson) the almost vivacious new housekeeper expresses a quietly personal interest in Stevens his loyalty to an unworthy master prevents him from a chance at happiness. A quiet movie, told in flashback. Hopkins' impressive performance gets by strictly on nuance with Thompson at least allowed a small amount of natural charm. Based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 135 minutes.
Originally from British.
British Acad. 1993: Actor (Hopkins); L.A. Film Critics 1993: Actor (Hopkins); Natl. Bd. of Review 1993: Actor (Hopkins).
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