At Home in Mitford


Drama / Family

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Andie MacDowell Photo
Andie MacDowell as Cynthia Coppersmith
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Sarah Edmondson as Marge Owens
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Cameron Mathison as Tim Kavanaugh
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771.23 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
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1.4 GB
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23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird2 / 10

Mitford disappointment

It is true that as an adaptation of the wonderful book series that calling 'At Home in Mitford' severely wanting is a big understatement. The series is so loosely adapted to the point of being unrecognisable, other than the film's title and the character names. That's where any sort of fidelity ends. Am however always somebody who sees a film or television adaptation on their own merits, there are plenty out there that are not good adaptations but good and even brilliant on their own.

'At Home in Mitford' is not one of those film adaptations that work well as a standalone, and not only are the details of the series lost in translation but also the spirit of it (even if it wasn't 100 percent faithful it would have been a little nice to have glimpses of the series' spirit). Basically it is the standard Hallmark formula but with nothing new and with very little to it on an emotional level. Really wanted to like it as Cameron Mathison is always watchable, though had real doubts about his casting this time, but it just didn't work at all.

Not completely irredeemable by all means. It looks nice, with the picturesque scenery being shot in a non-overblown or static way.

That is pretty much it for the good things regrettably. The acting is really not good, not even Mathison works. He does try but he comes over as bland here and even those who have not read the book series will have the feeling that he is too young for the role, especially if aware of what his type of character are like. Andie MacDowell fares worse, she comes over as too pompous and also looks bored. Everybody else can't do anything with such under-baked characters.

Character writing is barely existent, with what were quite complex characters before being reduced to typical Hallmark cliches and tired ones at that. The chemistry between Mathison and MacDowell isn't there and very little is done with the relationship. The direction is rather pedestrian as is the pacing, especially in the draggy and too slight middle act. The music could have been used less and been more subtle.

Didn't care for the script, which here came over as corny and clinical as well as too verbose. The story never comes to life and on an emotional level is bland, the quaintness and charm completely gone. Any light-hearted-ness one gets a lot from Hallmark is also gone in a film that takes its subject too seriously while also keeping the story and characters firmly on the surface and never skin deep. The story can be very thin and is very predictable throughout, and everything with Mathison's character is handled in too relaxed a fashion.

Overall, very poor as an adaptation and as a Hallmark film. Of the 2017 Summer Nights films (which it doesn't even feel anything like),this is the worst by quite some way. 2/10.

Reviewed by skpn1237 / 10

I love Hallmake movies but not so much this one....

The book source for this story is awesome providing so much to work and the movie showcases a beautiful dog and cat to add adorableness but this movie was a bit irritating in its shallowness and didn't take full advantage of its assets including the talented cast.

It did however improve as the movie progress (and the relationship developed)

Reviewed by phd_travel6 / 10

Classic Andie in a small town

There is something relaxing about watching Andie Macdowell in quaint small towns. Here she is a writer who comes to a small town and next door to a Episcopalian priest Cameron Mathison. There is a smal triangle with a realtor and not much drama.

The only unique thing about this movie is it shows the romance of a religious man but otherwise it's pretty standard fare.

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