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... See full summary »
An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.
Helena Bonham Carter,
Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »
A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
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? Written by
In Mrs. Vyse's home, she and Cecil Vyse discuss Lucy becoming part of the family. The mantel clock reads about 10:46. When Cecil and Lucy part on the landing, the clock strikes 10. See more »
This is not at all what we were led to expect.
I thought we were going to see the Arno.
The signora distinctly wrote, South rooms, with a view and close together, instead of which she has given us North rooms without a view and a long way apart.
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Of all his in his lifetime published books (`Maurice' wasn't published before his death in 1970) E.M. Forster considered `Room with a view' as the least successful. Why that is I don´t know, because I think it's a charming book, full of warmth and humour and this film does the unthinkable: It captures the spirit of the book! It's one of the best screen adaptions that have ever been made. A perfect movie!
Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter) and her spinster cousin Charlotte (Maggie Smith) travel to Florence to spend their holidays there. They find themselves with rooms with no view and an elder gentleman, called Mr. Emerson (Denholm Eliot) and his son George (Julian Sands), who have such rooms, switch rooms with the two women. George falls in love with Lucy and in a passionate and beautiful scene kisses her in a field full of flowers. But Charlotte caught them and she and Lucy return instantly back to England. There her snobbish fiancé Cecil Vyse (Daniel Day-Lewis) waits for her. Though they don't real fit together she wants to go on with the marriage. But then George and his father by coincidence rent a house in the village where Lucy lives. She feels attracted to George, but is not sure if she doesn't want to go the safe way. What will she do?
This small and intelligent romantic comedy was the surprise hit of 1985, making Merchant-Ivory and some of it's performers big names. It's light as feather, has a wonderful warm feeling about it and it never becomes cheap entertainment. The costumes, the sets, the cinematography, everything was simply perfect! There truly is no other word for it.
Helena Bonham-Carter became a star with her characterisation of Lucy. She's wonderful, touching and perfectly supported by all the other actors. Especially memorable are Judi Dench as the author of romantic fiction, Eleanor Lavish (she's hilarious), Daniel Day-Lewis, who's hardly recognisable as Cecil and Maggie Smith (I simply adore her in this) as the chaperon, who just wants to help.
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