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A Room With A View

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Room With A View


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Based on the novel by E.M. Forster. Set in the early 1900's. "Tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container.
Statement of Responsibility: Goldcrest in association with National Film Finance Corporation, Curzon Film Distributors and Film Four International present a Merchant Ivory film ; produced by Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer-Jhabvala ; directed by James Ivory
Title: A room with a view
[videorecording]
Publisher: [England] :, BBC Video ;, Burbank, CA :, Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video,, c2004
Edition: Special ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sold by: BBC Video , Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video
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Report This Jan 30, 2014
  • EmmaB1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When this movie was first released I watched it over and over again. It is a beautiful movie, great performances by all the cast. My husband says I like it only for the guys running naked - simply not true...

Report This Nov 04, 2013
  • CedarSam rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What more can be said about this film? It's a masterpiece, a thing of beauty. I've watched it dozens of times and it never fails to move and delight me. Ismael Merchant, Ruth Prawer and James Ivory were masters of their craft. I think E.M. Forster would have been pleased.

Report This Dec 21, 2012
  • pemberely rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful--a matserpiece, truly. The opera song "O mio bambino caro" is now a personal favourite--it's moving and romantic and humorous...(i liked the nude guys, heehee)

Report This Nov 03, 2012
  • howardpoole rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I thought this one really showed its age. Not one of the better performance by Maggie Smith. Rather slow and uninteresting. There were a couple of interesting and amusing lines. Was disappointed overall.

Report This Oct 20, 2012
  • richibi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lucy Honeychurch, a splendid Helena Bonham-Carter, after a flustering taste of Florence, returns to a much more staid England, where she accepts the proposal of a dandified suitor, a prancing effete, the superb Daniel Day Lewis, but the flusterer, Julian Sands, shows up with his gentleman father at the hamlet in Surrey where his reluctant inamorata now lives and unsettles again the heroine, by this time a prospective bride, a resolution of course must ensue, Maggie Smith provides impeccably the mischief

Report This Nov 10, 2011
  • ElectricMayhem rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my all time favorite romantic movies. The scene in the wheat field always makes me catch my breath.

Report This Aug 03, 2011
  • Mualla rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best British movies. The movie is the excellent adaptation of 1908 same titled book by E.M. Forster. One of the best scenes were where George and his father put all the blue corn flowers on the bed of the elderly lady since she told them she liked the corn flowers. Acting is excellent and George's father's last speech to Charlotte was very moving about his son's love to Lucie.

Report This Apr 03, 2011
  • Alyona rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful british accent, amazing views & music. Nice actors.

Report This Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

First cinema film of Helena Bonham Carter. Wonderfully put together, this film won't disappoint.

Report This Sep 29, 2009
  • 21221014904764 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Cute

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Report This Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Based on the novel by E.M. Forster. Set in the early 1900's. "Tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the... Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham-Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands, Simon Callow, Patrick Godfrey, Judi Dench, Fabia Drake, Joan Henley, Amanda Walker, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maria Britneva, Rosemary Leach, Rupert Graves, Peter Cellier, Mia Fothergill. BBC Video

Report This Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?

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Report This Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Reverend Mr. Eager: Remember the facts about this church of Santa Croce; how it was built by faith in the full fervour of medievalism. Mr. Emerson: Built by faith indeed! That simply means the workers weren't paid properly.

Report This Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

George Emerson: My father says that there is only one perfect view, that of the sky over our heads. Cecil Vyse: I suspect your father has been reading too much Dante.

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Report This Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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