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Gosford Park (2001)

GO SEE THIS FILM if:

  • you like stories about the class system in Britain;
  • "Upstairs Downstairs" was a favorite;
  • you like Charlie Chan films;
  • you like Robert Altman films;
  • You have a thing for Helen Mirren or Charles Dance. Or Maggie Smith. Or Michael Gambon. Or...
  • If you like great screenplays.

I'm not saying it's everyone's cup of tea (an apt metaphor) but if you score even one point in the above list, I think you're going to love it. And even if you score a zero, I still think there is a very good chance you'll like it a lot.

Seriously: It's an Oscar contender and Best Screenplay or Director seems the most likely, only because with a ensemble cast like the one Gosford Park has, it'd be very difficult to find an outstanding performance, because they are all great.

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