Gosford Park Ladies In Lavender Before You Go

24/10/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 24/10/2005
  |  322 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing three popular British drama movies. In 'Gosford Park' (2002), various members of the English upper classes have arrived at Gosford Park for a shooting party, along with film star Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), Hollywood producer Morris Weissman (Bob Balaban) and Weissman's valet Henry Denton (Ryan Phillippe). The servants are busily getting everything ready, and Elsie (Emily Watson), one of the resident staff, is helping visiting maid Mary Maceachran (Kelly MacDonald) find her way around the old house. As the weekend progresses a number of secrets and hidden relationships begin to come to light, and this situation is hastened further when Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon), the owner of the estate, is discovered murdered, and various guests and staff come under suspicion. 'Ladies in Lavender' (2004) is a heart-warming drama about unfulfilled dreams, innocence and unrequited love. Janet (Maggie Smith) and Ursula (Judi Dench) are sisters who discover a castaway on the beach below their house. They nurse him back to health with the help of the local doctor (David Warner) and discover he has a talent as a musician. However, the castaway has an unsettling effect on the sisters, especially Ursula, whose life changes forever. Finally, in 'Before You Go' (2001), after the death of their mother, three sisters return to the small English coastal town where they had lived as girls, each weighed down with their own troubles. Teresa (Julie Walters), the eldest, is unsure about the future of the business she runs with her husband; middle-sister Mary (Joanne Whalley) is concerned she might be pregnant; and Catherine (Victoria Hamilton), the youngest, has troubles with her Spanish boyfriend. Arguing about events in the past, the three women remember what their mother meant to them and edge towards significant changes in their own lives.