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Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCordle and his wife, Lady Sylvia, gather relations and friends for a shooting party. But all is not as it seems: events that bridge generations, class, sex, tragic personal history and culminate in a murder. (Or is it two murders...?)
Mystery - A very slow drama. It will likely appeal only to those who enjoy
character development over story development, because not much
happens to keep your interest. If your taste in movies runs close to
that of movie critics then you may enjoy this movie.
PROFANITY: 5 F-words, 2 S-words. Just a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Some sexual activity, no nudity shown. VIOLENCE: One person is killed. Not graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking to excess and cigarette smoking. ACTION: None COMEDY: Around a dozen smiles and another dozen chuckles.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Sorry, this limited release movie isn't opening in our city this weekend, so I won't be able to collect moviegoer opinions. It may open here later.
Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected) SO SLOOOW! This is one of those movies critics love and moviegoers don't, at least that's my prediction. I'm hoping it will open at a theater that allows us to collect moviegoer opinions so I can see what others think of this movie. Very little happens from start to finish. About the only thing that is the least bit interesting is to see how the rich and poor lived and acted in the 30's.
It is November, 1932. Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCordle and his wife, Lady Sylvia, gather relations and friends for a shooting party. They have invited an eclectic group including a countess, a World War I hero, the British matinee idol Ivor Novello and an American film producer who makes Charlie Chan movies. As the guests assemble in the gilded drawing rooms above, their personal maids and valets swell the ranks of the house servants in the teeming kitchens and corridors below- stairs.
But all is not as it seems: neither amongst the bejewelled guests lunching and dining at their considerable leisure, nor in the attic bedrooms and stark work stations where the servants labor for the comfort of their employers.