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Enchanted April (1991)

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 »

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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.

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 1992 (Sweden)  »

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Avril enchanté  »

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$13,200,170 (USA)
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After filming wrapped, the cast and crew later remarked upon a number of supernatural experiences while filming on location in Italy. Alfred Molina reportedly felt an ice-cold hand grasp the back of his neck on a night-shoot, while Miranda Richardson felt her knee-high dress being aggressively yanked to the floor while waiting to film in an old castle. There were also several instances of crew-members having to leave the set after suddenly feeling unwell. See more »

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

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Mellersh Wilkins: This is outrageous, Lottie! You accepted an invitation from a friend without consulting me?
Lottie: I'm consulting you now!
Mellersh Wilkins: Well you can write her and just tell her you can't go, it's absolutely out of the question!
Lottie: I can't do that!
Mellersh Wilkins: Why not?
Lottie: Because I don't want to!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Miranda Richardson/Soul Asylum (1993) See more »

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Love's Old Sweet Song
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Few Films Have This Magic
12 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Magic" isn't too strong a word for the spell this film weaves. You find yourself relaxing, and seeing others in a more benevolent light... Any movie that has that civilizing an effect on viewers deserves serious attention. Seldom are we soaked in beauty like this. As if that weren't enough, it's funny. Performances are, without exception, extraordinary, but special mention must be made of the miraculous Miranda Richardson, and the superb Josie Walker - both open like roses.

Why ISN'T this film on DVD? It deserves to live forever.


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