Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

DVD Release: October 1, 2007
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont


Mrs. Palfrey , an elegant, genteel widow, has come from Scotland to London to take up residency at the Claremont Hotel. Though She had high hopes for the cosmopolitan pleasures of living in the big city, such as attending lectures and concerts, as well as making a wider assortment of acquaintances, she is soon filled with a sense of uneasiness and slight gloom as shen surveys her drab surroundings at the Claremont. The only bright spot in her decision to come to London is the fact that she will be closer to her only grandson, Desmond.

Dove Review

This film in my opinion seemed like something that you would watch on PBS. This movie has enjoyable moments and it reminded me of my grandma and her taste in films. This movie is not only inappropriate for children, but it really isn’t something that a child would enjoy. I would say this movie seemed geared towards adults and senior citizens because they would relate with the main character, Mrs. Palfrey. At any rate, because of the implied sexual relationship between an unmarried couple, we cannot award this film the Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: A few innuendos, and a couple shown kissing. An unmarried couple is seen in a nude embrace (sex is implied), although it is a side view and body parts are not actually seen.
Language: D-1; S-1
Violence: None
Drugs: Adults are seen drinking wine at supper. Ludovic is seen drinking a beer. Mr. Osborn, a guest at the hotel, is drunk.
Nudity: Couple seen in nude embrace (only upper half shown, no frontal). Ludovic is shown without a shirt on.
Other: Older women refer to the TV show “Sex and the City”. Couple seen wrestling on a bed fully clothed. Ludovic says, “I have never enjoyed myself more….with my clothes on”.


Company: Westlake Entertainment Group
Writer: Ruth Sachs
Director: Dan Ireland
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 108 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Candice Moore