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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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Lady Bruton
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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)  »

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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway  »

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

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$3,263,672 (USA) (19 June 1998)
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The dress the young Clarissa wears the night of the boat outing is a replica of the dress in the John Singer Sargent painting "Lady Agnew of Lochnaw". 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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Connections

Referenced in The Hours (2002) See more »

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Addio, Del Passato
"La Traviata", Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
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Simply Divine
28 March 2003 | by (Missouri, USA) – See all my reviews

This period film is rich in character, lush scenery of London and divine costumes. Vanessa Redgrave is simply lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed the building of the story by interchanging flashbacks with current time. The movie encourages one that hasn't read the novel by Virginia Woolf to do so.


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