Friday, 7 September 2012

A Room with a View (1986 movie)

Directed by: James Ivory
Released: 1986
Country: United Kingdom

Plot synopsis

A young woman, Lucy Honeychurch, and her cousin Charlotte, visit Florence, Italy. There Lucy meets George Emerson, a handsome but eccentric young man. After she returns to England, Lucy is confused about whom to choose as her husband: either her fiance Cecil, or George, towards whom she feels attracted...

Based on the novel by E. M. Forster. 


Helena Bonham Carter as Lucy Honeychurch
Maggie Smith as Charlotte Bartlett
Denholm Elliott as Mr Emerson
Julian Sands as George Emerson
Simon Callow as The Reverend Mr. Beebe
Judi Dench as Eleanor Lavish
Daniel Day-Lewis as Cecil Vyse
Rupert Graves as Freddy Honeychurch
Rosemary Leach as Mrs. Honeychurch


''A Room with a View'' won three Oscars. It also won several BAFTAs and a Golden Globe Award, along with other awards and nominations.

My opinion

This movie is nice, has romantic as well some funny element, and is really interesting to watch. I liked it very much. The performances of Maggie Smith, Julian Sands, and Helena Bonham Carter, are quite remarkable. (Before watching this film, I had watched Harry Potter series, so it was impressive to see Helena Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith in this movie, in completely different roles). The film is quite sweet, with a romantic story, and some of Lucy's dialogues, though may not intended to be funny, made me laugh. This is such a movie which brings a smile.

4 out of 5.

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