I finally saw Downton Abbey the movie last week with a group of girlfriends and oh.my.goodness. it was just as amazing as I had hoped! I thought we could chat a little today about all things Downton. If you haven’t yet seen it, the following does contain spoilers.
I absolutely loved the Downton rewind at the beginning. It had me grinning like the cheshire cat (other than the part where I was mad again that Matthew had to die). As the movie started, I felt like I was stepping into the home of an old friend that I hadn’t seen in way too long. The Dowager was absolutely on fire with her wit and quips and always enjoy the banter with Isobel. I loved that Lady Edith has finally found her place. Tom grew on me over the course of the series and I was so happy that he seems to be falling in love again. That was a fun new development! I was thrilled that Mr. Carson came back to the house for the royal visit. How could he not??!! Mr. Molesley at the dinner made me literally laugh out loud.
I would have loved to see more of Lady Mary and her husband together, as opposed to that cameo at the end. My other regret was that the ball was disappointing in the end. They built it up so much that I was hoping for a splendid evening with lavish gowns and such. The 1920’s style was a let down, even though I should have seen it coming. When Edith’s dress finally came I actually thought it looked like something sewn out of the Sound of Music curtains. Ha!
I definitely felt like they left the ending open for more and would absolutely love to see another one. Now that I’ve shared my stream of consciousness thoughts, what did YOU think??
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