Tuesday, July 24

A Review, A Quote and A new Word




I cannot recommend this movie more highly - for anyone over 60 - for widows - and for women who love to look at delicious men! Starring Joan Plowright, one of Britain's most celebrated actresses and introducing Rupert Friend, whom I predict will be a famous leading man before long. Go here to read a synopsis . Here is a cast bio for Rupert:
London's newest young actor, Rupert Friend attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has already made a name for himself in such films as "The Libertine" and "Pride and Prejudice."

In Mrs. Palfrey, Rupert has risen to the challenge of playing a lead role - and when your co-star is someone as seasoned as Joan Plowright, that's saying something.
The movie is a little slow in places, but the characters are endearing and lovely to look at (at least Rupert is!)
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Word of the Day: Abibliophobia (noun)Pronunciation:[ê-bi-bli-ê-'fo-bee-yê]

Definition: The morbid fear of running out of reading material.

Usage: It is quite interesting that this word has popped up on the Web, the greatest source of reading material the world has ever known. Irony will never cease.

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19 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

I have too see this. I've heard good stuff about it from a lot of people.

Claude said...

Not the first time I hear good things about this movie. I am putting it on my list. Thanks for the review.

panthergirl said...

Oooh I'll check it out!!

ET said...

I'm looking forward to seeing it.

auntie antiquity said...

I love Joan and Rupert doesn't look bad either!! will definitely check it out

tiff said...

LOVE the new word!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I have seen this film, Judy...And I LOVED it! I agree with you that this young man has a very very BRIGHT Future! I thought Joan Plowright was wonderful and the whole film very very satisfying...! I too, would highly recomend it!

That is quite a word! And writing about it during Harry Potter Book Mania, too! (lol)

Anonymous said...

This will be the next to go on my Netflix listing.

Tabor

Awareness said...

i'm completely intrigued. will make a point of going to see it. it's time to take in an adultish movie.....have seen Ratatouille and Shrek of late.

Shephard said...

Put it on my NetFlix. I like Joan. :)
Fear of not having enough reading material. I've never felt that.
~S

rosemary said...

You found my word...that's me. The movie sounds good; my kind of movie.

Your daughter and my son...he thinks soneone will after several days find me in pieces scattered in the forest all done by a blogger. Maybe by a bear, but not a blogger.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

You always have good movie recommendations

Babette said...

It was a lovely movie, Judy!

I enjoy going to art house matinees by myself. I have recently enjoyed ONCE, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN, SWEET LAND, and PARIS JE T'AIME.

Let's make a date and I'll buy the popcorn!

colleen said...

Okay, I'm writing that movie down on my must see list.

I love your new word discoveries.

Nancy said...

Thanks, Judy, for this tip. I love this type of film. I also love Netflix because in order to see some of the films I would like to see I have to go into the City to the "Artsy Houses". But after their 1st run in the Ritz I can get it through Netflix. By the way, The Wall St. Journal said yesterday that Netflix had lost 55,000 customers in the last quarter. WOW! Wonder why?
I will definitly order "Mrs Palfrey" when it becomes available.
Did you ever see a 1994 film with Mia Farrow and Joan Plowright called "Widow's Peak?" It takes place in Ireland and has a few twists and turns that are fun. That's all I will say.

Beverly said...

Hi, Kenju,
That sounds like a good movie. Did you see Mrs. Henderson? another good one.
Unfortunately, I didn't see Vicki. Her schedule was so packed, and I could tell that she was making time for me. When I was free, she wasn't and vice versa. She's a very busy lady. I didn't go to the zoo either...went to the aquarium instead. The zoo will come at another time, no doubt.

Paul said...

interestng movie. I will rent it when I get the chance. Thanks for the recommendation!

Cris said...

aha, now you got me curious, will have to watch!

Sonia said...

I have to see this film! Thanks for the tip and the link!