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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  2 February 1989 (Italy)
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She falls in love with a broken down former NYC hotel doorman, who tells Judith vaguely that he was in the hotel business.

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A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to open. Written by Morganalee

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A Paixão Solitária de Judith Hearne  »

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17 March 2000 | by (montreal, canada) – See all my reviews

had this film been properly distributed MAGGIE SMITH would have SURELY WON another OSCAR (her 3rd) - I have to agree with other users on this one - this HAS to be one of the greatest performances by an actress in all of cinematic history - watch it if only for seeing MAGGIE SMITH prove to you that she is indeed one of the GREATEST actresses that has ever graced the silver screen


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