Remains Of The Day, The / Sense And Sensibility (Double Feature)
**The Remains Of The Day~~
Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Silence of the Lambs, 1991) and Emma Thompson (Best Actress in a Leading Role, Howards End, 1992) reunite with the acclaimed Merchant Ivory filmmaking team for this extraordinary and moving story of blind devotion and repressed love.
Hopkins stars as Stevens, the perfect English butler - an ideal carried by him to fanatical lengths as he serves his master Lord Darlington, beautifully played by James Fox (The Servant). Thompson stars as the estate's housekeeper, a high-spirited, strong-minded young women. Despite her apprehensions, she and Stevens gradually fall in love, and only give vent to their charged feelings via fierce arguments. Marvelously acted by a supporting cast that includes Christopher Reeve and Hugh Grant, "The Remains Of The Day" is absolutely perfect!
Sense And Sensibility
Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant star in this captivating romantic comedy that swept the Ten Best lists and won the Golden Globe Award as Best Picture of the Year.
Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Sense And Sensibility tells of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor (Thompson) and passionate Marianne (Winslet), whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune. Rickman, Grant and Greg Wise co-star as well-intentioned suitors trapped by the strict rules of society and the conflicting laws of desire.