Remains of the day

  1. Did any of you see this? My mother talks about how much she loves it all the time. I rented and told her I would finally watch it with her. After 15 minutes, I started to get sleepy. The dog was curled up alond my side, and he was so warm.

    I kept forcing my eyes to stay open, but OMG, they felt like lead curtains!

    Anyway, I had to re-watch it. I am so mad! Why didn't he tell her he loved her? Why didn't he grab her and kiss her?

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  3. by   Mattigan
    I remember feeling the same way when I watched it. He was very proper, wasn't he?

    When he played C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands, it was much the same type of character but at least he finally came to his senses in that movie.
  4. by   shygirl
    I didn't see that one either. Do you recommend it?
  5. by   prn nurse
    I loved that movie & had the same questions.

    Our BB folks in the British Isles could probably understand it

    and explain it perfectly.

    We have to put ourselves in his shoes, and in his place

    and time. I think it has to do with DUTY. He had a

    POSITION & was honor-bound to fulfill it. Duty is a word

    we seldom hear anymore, particularly as it would apply

    to an employer. His position was more than a job, it was

    a lifetime commitment to the manor. The success of the

    Lords' manor depended on people who stayed and cared

    for his home and family, people who sacrificed personal

    lives for the good of the manor. That's what I think.

    I still wish he'd grabbed her and ran off to the south of France.
  6. by   Mattigan
    Yes. I love Shadowland. I have a copy and watch it when I'm in a melacholy mood. I have the version with Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. There is a British version that is suppose to be better and more accurate but have never seen that one. I like the other version so well why mess with a good thing?
  7. by   shygirl
    Thanks Mattigan and Prnnurse!