Ladies In Lavender

Ladies In Lavender

Streaming Video - 2005
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Two aging spinster sisters have their peaceable Cornwall existence disrupted in 1936 when they take a young Polish violinist into their care. After a particularly violent storm, Ursula and Janet Widington awake to find young man Andrea half-drowned and badly injured on the beach. They slowly discover that he is a Polish Jew with a gift for music as an accomplished violinist, hoping to find his way to America. But the village isn't used to visitors and everyone, with the exception of the sisters, is full of suspicions, especially when Andrea develops a friendship with a beautiful Russian woman vacationing nearby. Eventually, the two must make a choice between trying to keep their new charge for themselves or setting him free in the world.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC ,, 2005
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 104 min.)) :,sd., col
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Aug 11, 2017

The story unfolds slowly. Opportunities come and pass. How to respond when the longing of a missed opportunity resurfaces or a passion can be realized?

Jul 18, 2017

I liked this DVD. It has a happy ending. The main characters are 2 aging elderly senior citizens. The script is strong. It is well acted. It is good for all ages. The story is slow moving. You may relate to the experience of the actors. I like Maggie Smith as an actress.

Jun 07, 2015

The fish pie made me gag. The movie is slow and boring.

Jul 12, 2014

This movie rubs up against many social mores within soft entertainment values. Elderly, secluded single women, two matrons and a servant, rescue a handsome, mysterious, needy lad. This scenario coupled with an older medical doctor pursuing a knock-out, wealthy lady artist while suspicious townspeople look on. Great views of an English seaside community.

Mar 15, 2014

The young love interest is cute as a button! I did not see anything to despise about the rich and beautiful woman who seemed to have a lot of idle time. This is a movie about fate but it is also a story about how Love and Pain are intertwined.

Mar 11, 2014

I happened upon this movie and chose it because of the two well-regarded actresses Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. It was a touching story about a young man saved by these two older women, sisters, and how they took him under their wing to nurture him back to health. They shared their home and their food during war time--obviously a generous action considering the war time in which they lived. The plot had some great twists with a little bit of romance and forlorn romanticism.The Judi Dench character kind of falls in love with him, the DVD jacket explains it as her feelings of "lost opportunities". Maybe Dame Judi Dench recaptures her lost opportunities in "Tea with Mussolini".

Feb 07, 2014

Good movie, I liked it. Of course love the wonderful main actresses.

madison382 Nov 11, 2013

Cute movie

harrybrowne Oct 28, 2013

A beautiful and haunting film set in pre-war England of regrets and memories. With two brilliant actresses - Judi Dench and Maggie Smith - (see them also in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), gorgeous scenery, and utterly divine music, this film will captivate you.

talayaj1 Jul 19, 2013

This was a beautiful story. I am glad a stumbled across it. It is sweet and honest. The music and scenery are fantastic.

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Nov 07, 2008

Great to watch these two major stars working together in a pleasant if somewhat implausible story. The scenery the music and the good feeling make up for the holes in the storyline.


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