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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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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Richard Dalloway
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Young Richard
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Hugh Whitbread
Hal Cruttenden ...
Young Hugh
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Lady Bruton
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Sir William Bradshaw
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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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)

Gross:

$3,263,672 (USA) (19 June 1998)
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Trivia

First film screenplay written by veteran actress Eileen Atkins. 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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How sad, to find it "boring!"
24 February 2003 | by (Saratoga Springs, NY) – See all my reviews

Everyone doesn't like everything, so I'm not surprised that some people find the movie of Mrs. Dalloway boring. They probably would find the book boring too. But it's depressing. So they won't agree with some of us who see the novel as one of the great works of the 20th century, and the film as a truly remarkable and beautiful capturing of it. The only touch I regretted was the opening of the film with the Septimus Warren-Smith war scenes. The opening really belongs with Mrs. D. and her first words, "I will buy the flowers myself." After that moment, it's a quiet day but a beautiful and sensitive one.


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