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Mrs Dalloway (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 20 February 1998 (USA)
In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier.

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Richard Dalloway
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Hugh Whitbread
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Storyline

London, summer 1923. Clarissa, MP Richard Dalloway's wife, sets out on a beautiful morning; she's shopping for flowers for her party that evening. At the same time Septimus Warren Smith, a young man who survived the battlefields of Europe, is suffering from a nightmarish delayed-onset form of shell-shock. Clarissa's nearly-grown daughter is distant, and preoccupied. In the course of one day, Peter, Clarissa's passionate old suitor, returns from India and is invited to her party; Septimus commits suicide; Clarissa relives a day in her youth (and her reasons for her choice of a life with the reliable Richard Dalloway). Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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party | flowers | suicide | england | maid | See All (117) »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for emotional elements and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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20 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$90,127 (USA) (20 February 1998)

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$3,263,672 (USA) (19 June 1998)
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Executive producer (the late) Bill Shepherd and his wife the actress Eileen Atkins (who wrote the screenplay) invested their own money in the film and only narrowly avoided personal bankruptcy when it flopped at the box office. See more »

Goofs

In the flashback scenes with the younger actors, Peter is slightly taller than Clarissa. When they dance together at the party, he is considerably shorter than her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Septimus Warren Smith: [shouting] Edwards! Don't come!
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Connections

Referenced in The Hours (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Addio, Del Passato
"La Traviata", Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
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Excellent movie, well-written, well-performed.
4 October 1998 | by (Orlando, USA) – See all my reviews

Mrs. Dalloway is a very well-written and performed adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel. Kudos to screenwriter Eileen Atkins for her faithfulness to the original story. The double casting of the central characters is realistic and makes the flashback scenes easy to follow. Every actor was completely believable in his/her role. But the most brilliant performance of all was Rupert Graves as Septimus Warren Smith, the tragic young war hero suffering from delayed shell shock. (For the full impact of his inner torment, try watching this movie with a combat veteran, as I did.) A quality movie. Don't miss it!


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