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

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20 February 1998 (USA)  »

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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 Bill Shepherd and his wife the actress Eileen Atkins (who wrote the screenplay) invested their own money in the film in and were almost made bankrupt by its commercial failure at the box office. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Hours (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Song at Twilight
Composed by J.L. Molloy (as James Molloy)
Lyrics by G. Clifton Bingham (as Clifton Bingham)
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Sublime adaptation of essential novel!
20 April 2001 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This film is VERY little less than a masterpiece!

It actually works on several levels, all blending effortlessly together. Redgrave is absolutely sublime and shows what a great actress she really is

  • she sails thru the film with grace and dignity and lends real spirit to


the character whom she plays. Surrounded by a stellar cast, most notably Graves and McElhone she makes this film a sheer delight to watch.

And you can watch it again and again and never get tired of the wit and beauty which is ever-present all thru the film.


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