Based on 113 votes and 19 reviews
excellent,story,,,,,,,brilliant acting.especially judy dench,,,,,,,gorgeous scenery of cornwall,but wish the title of the movie had been the widdington sisters instead of the irrelevent ladies in lavender,,,,,,,,,
I loved the sisters and the setting, but I was disappointed by the young man. I`m not sure how old he was supposed to be (he looked anywhere between 18 and 22, but according to his bio he was about 27 when it was filmed) but he really never appreciated anything that was done for him. It wasn`t "heartwarming" as advertised, at all. It would have been more satisfying if he`d appreciated them, after all, they saved his life and never asked for one thing in return and they didn`t look like they had money coming out of their ears.
A beautiful story, actors were very good. A movie without violence. Located in a picturesque area. I will by the book written by William J. Locke
loved the show - best I have seen in a long time
I waited a very long time to see this movie and wasn`t disappointed. Truly a work of art, the two fine actresses are so worth watching. A truly remarkable film.
This movie was inviting... it allowed ones imagination to take hold. The two Dames could not be better. I hope to see more of them together and more films like this concerning positive relations then not.
What an exquisite film from a simple, true-to-life story! No Hollywood violence, no Hollywood NOISE substituting for plot and characters. Now where do I buy the short story?
Very heartwarming! I loved it. How could it not be wonderful with those very excellent performers?!
Artistic style. The characters are the story. Judy and Maggie develop their roles to show romance isn`t dead in the hearts of older women and they show grace and dignity in defining their relationship with the young man plucked from the sea. They set the appropriate boundaries and accept the heartache that is inevitable. The enduring relationship between the sisters conquers all in the end. Two great actresses carry the entire film with aplomb.
I went to see Maggie Smith and Judy Dench work. What really fine actresses they are. But they obviously spent the money on the stars and had none left over for the script. There were times when I would have bet cash money that the clock was moving backward. Everyone in the audience pretty much had the movie figured out within the first ten minutes. We just wondered why it took the writer so long to catch up to us.
This movie is fantastic!
I enjoyed the movie and the music but I`m curious.........I never saw them wearing lavender.
The story is a bit improbable, but these two acting vets handle it with grace and dignity. If the plot had involved two older brothers picking up a young girl on a beach, there would have been a public outcry. With this cast, it works.
Such a lovely movie...my 13 year old daughter remarked how the woman at the end of our row just couldn`t stop crying.
great if you like the Dames...they carry the show
Was a nice simple story, a little slow in a couple of places but overall excellent acting. Lovely scenery.
excellent movie- film festival style, wonderful acting, great visual
Five stars Excellent acting Good story