This morning, we saw Downton Abbey, a new era. I have not followed the series so I was a tad at a loss about who-is-who but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the movie. The decorum, the costumes, the scenery, it is very beautifully done. It did have a déjà vu to a favourite movie of mine, Singing in the Rain. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I won’t say more. You will enjoy it.
It was lovely to see so many actors who play parts in favourites of mine. Several played in the Harry Potter series and quite a few are from Midsomer Murders.
The movie follows two main plotlines. One takes place at Downton Abbey and the other in the South of France. But it is the third storyline that is of particular interest as it deals with mental health.
The stress placed on people to live up to certain expectations. The stress of being in a loving relationship knowing that you are not in love or inferior to someone or something else. The stress of not being accepted because you love someone from your own gender.
The stress of being adored knowing people laugh at you behind your back. The stress of knowing that your entire life can crumble around you due to something that happened decades ago. The stress of holding on to resentment even if misplaced, the stress of not being able to express grief properly, and most importantly, the stress not not being able to love your heart’s choice.
I will need to look up some family trees online to find the who-is-who so I can review the movie in my mind. It will be a pleasant rerun.