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Downton Abbey: A New Era

Downton Abbey: A New Era
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Downton Abbey: A New Era
  • PG
  • 2h 4m
  • 2022
Certified Fresh86%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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The much anticipated cinematic return of Downton Abbey follows the Crawleys and their staff as they welcome a movie crew and their glamorous stars to Downton for the filming of a new silent movie, while other members of the family go on a grand adventure to a villa in the south of France to uncover a mystery about the Dowager Countess and her past. With a screenplay by Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast alongside exciting new additions, Downton Abbey: A New Era is packed full of exuberant moments, excitement and humor, tears of joy and sadness and new beginnings for all your favorite characters.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh86%
Critics Consensus: While Downton Abbey's frothiness comes close to curdling, A New Era's familiar comforts will please longtime fans.
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Common Sense Says
Elegant, heartwarming finale has drinking, mature themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Downton Abbey: A New Era is the sequel to 2019's Downton Abbey, itself a spin-off of the popular English TV series. Set in 1928 at the end of the Roaring Twenties, it follows both Lady Mary's (Michelle Dockery) decision to allow a silent film to be shot at Downton and the family's expedition to the French Riviera to visit a villa that Dowager Countess Violet (Maggie Smith) unexpectedly inherits. This film is slightly milder and less violent than the series and the previous movie, but it still deals with mature themes, including the challenges of being gay in the early 20th century, wondering about legitimacy, contemplating cheating on a partner, and dealing with sickness and aging. Language is limited to "bloody," "hell," and "bastard," and the romance is mostly discreet flirting and married couples kissing passionately. Adults drink nightly at meals and parties (wine, champagne, cocktails). Positive messages include the value of compassion and teamwork, evident in the fact that the family and staff are closer than ever, without jealousy or strife. This is a fitting, heartwarming finale to the upstairs/downstairs Downton saga.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 20, 2022
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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