Downtown is actually high. Cut the chase, it’s meant to be a drug-induced dream. It was a movie, a movie much like a dream in that one looks always to be traveling through a series of overly appointed rooms in which ridiculous things happened and were said by people that looked very familiar and yet not.
It’s amazing how Downton Abbey became such a huge success at a time when income inequality is amongst the biggest talking points. Perhaps it’s because Downton Abbey is, and has always meant to be, a tale of a generous aristocracy that gives a lot about the lives of their servants. And what about the servants? Of course, they are happy to serve the aristocracy.
To replace the nuanced performances and touch the souls, creator and writer Julian Fellowes approached his characters and story with slight melodrama and with a lot of kindness.
Downton Abbey success lies in the fact that it’s largely about good people trying to help each other within the barriers of a social system that seems to work well enough for everyone involved so that the integration in question is smooth and reveled.
Now, four years after the completion of its sixth and final season, Downton Abbey comes back as a motion picture that’s just as enchanting as its small-screen predecessors.
The film does have issues adjusting itself to the large ensemble it finds itself with but it adapts quite brilliantly., Fellowes plays to the strengths of his world and cast while director Michael Engler makes efficient use of the higher production values given to him.
Fans of the series should be happy watching this, and newcomers will be tempted to watch every series before this as well.
A film that’s beating another good film from Brad Pitt deserves a watch, don’t you think? Fans have loved it so far. So go watch it because it’s a beautiful experience.