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Mrs. Ramsay
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Lily Briscoe
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Nancy Ramsay
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Prue Ramsay
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Charles Tansley
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Augustus Carmichael
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Paul Rayley
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Andrew Ramsay
Craig Warnock ...
Jasper Ramsey (aged 14)
Jessie Walker Stewart ...
Cam Ramsay (aged 7)
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James Ramsey (aged 6)
Kristin Milward ...
Marie
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Jasper (aged 24)
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Cam (aged 17)
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A faithful dramatization of Virginia Woolf's novel. A lecturer, his family, the spinster Aunt Lily, an old friend, and a student, Charles Tansley, spend a summer in an isolated house in Cornwall just before World War I. The stern Mr. Ramsay scolds everybody, while Mrs. Ramsay is the linchpin in keeping the family together. Aunt Lily paints, and the family talk about sailing to the lighthouse, but the trip is always postponed. Written by Will Gilbert

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Slow, boring, but tolerable.
29 July 1999 | by (Bangor, Maine (USA)) – See all my reviews

When watching this 115 minute movie, one can see why it was made for television rather than a big screen release. It starts off slow and goes on and on without much to keep the viewer interested. The title is deceiving - except for a few screen shots in the beginning of the movie, the lighthouse does not exist. The plot is old and un-original - taking place in rural coastal England in 1912, it is a story about a family and its problems as it vacations near a lighthouse. This film has two strengths - Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Othello, Wild Wild West) plays a young graduate student vacationing with the family, and this offers a glimpse into his younger acting before his notable performances in Shakespearean movies. Secondly, the filming locations were beautiful and were really the only other thing that kept me interested. All in all, it is slow, long, and boring, but not the worst movie I've ever seen.


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