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Enchanted April (1991)

PG | | Drama | 5 April 1992 (UK)
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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a ... See full summary »



Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a little mini-trip to Italy, a gorgeously filmed enchantment. Written by Anonymous

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It's April in Italy, and anything can happen...even love.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 April 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Avril enchanté  »

Box Office


$13,200,170 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Some of the flowers, especially the Wisteria (which forms an important part of the story, were fake. The producers speak about this in the DVD's commentary. See more »


Near the beginning of the film, the vase of flowers at the dining table repeatedly changes between shots. See more »


Mrs. Fisher: [to Lottie] I hope you're not in the habit of seeing dead people, however distinguished - it's not in the best of taste! I'm sure the last thing I would want to see is my late husband Mr. Fisher crossing the road in front of my house.
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It's Good for Your Heart!!
9 August 2001 | by (Alameda, CA) – See all my reviews

I read all the reviews here at IMDB, and you know what? Not one of them is negative, with many saying it's their favorite movie of all!! And it's no wonder. Enchanted April is beautiful in so many ways.

But most of all, the movie is good for your heart. Before our eyes and ears, the characters transform from their tragic and flawed previous selves into persons full of life and love. While the story might be nothing earth-shattering, to watch the characters unfold as if caterpillars becoming beautiful butterflies is so wonderfully satisfying. If you have a heart, Enchanted April will make it feel warm and full.

I hope that soon the widescreen DVD will become available. I have it on tape, but better justice would be done with the original theatrical version.

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