The impact of Downton Abbey on our culture was so strong, it was evidenced at one point by the cleverly reinvented front page of the Sunday edition of The New York Times. 

Today, of course, is the long-awaited theatrical release of the movie. Personally, I’m delighted that my favorite character, played by Maggie Smith, will be there to elegantly deliver her lines with customary razor-sharp wit.

Others I know have different preferences in the cast.

Benny and Downton Abbey

If you see it this weekend, please tell me what you thought. And let me know if you couldn’t view “Benny and Downton Abbey,” because I’ll make sure you do. It’s worth the price of admission, pun intended.