|Dean Spanley Poster starring Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill and Peter O'Toole|
Dean Spanley is a little sleeper of a film that will warm your heart on a cold winter night. Based on a 1936 novella by Lord Dunsany, the Edwardian setting will appeal to all who are in Downton Abbey withdrawal. Peter O'Toole and Jeremy Northam play a father and son who don't quite see eye to eye, especially on the subject of the loss of two family members. Jeremy Northam narrates this in his mellifluous Mr. Knightley voice and although the film starts slowly, it is a lovely build up to a heart warming conclusion.
|Sam Neill as Dean Spanley|
|Jeremy Northam and Peter O'Toole as the Fisks in Dean Spanley|
So if you have ever truly loved a dog, and have a weakness for well done period drama, this film will also steal your heart. Our local Blockbuster actually had 2 copies but it is mine now! I think I may watch it again this week...