Downton Abbey: A New Era Review: A Superb Sequel Continues the Crawley Legacy

English period costume drama's reigning champion returns to theaters with a fantastic sequel. Downton Abbey: A New Era has Robert (Hugh Bonneville) and Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) Crawley traveling to the South of France; while their eldest daughter, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), contends with a film shoot at their magnificent home. Creator/writer Julian Fellowes continues to show his mastery of juggling numerous characters in complex situations. The Crawley family deals with change as their aging matriarch ensures the estate thrives for future generations. The film succeeds at being dramatic, hilarious, and heartfelt. Downton Abbey: A New Era is a shining example of all the puzzle pieces fitting perfectly together.


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