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Coming Home (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance | War  -  12 April 1998 (UK)
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Drama series about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis
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Penelope Keith ...
Aunt Louise
Anneliese Uhlig ...
Aunt Lavinia
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Billy Fawcett
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Gruschenka Stevens ...
Athena Carey-Lewis
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Edward Carey-Lewis
Katie Ryder Richardson ...
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Heikko Deutschmann ...
Gus
Patrick Ryecart ...
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Biddy
Susan Hampshire ...
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Walter
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Young Judith Dunbar is a quiet, gentle voiced teenager in the 1930s, relegated to a life at boarding school thanks to her colonial parents. Judith becomes adopted into the family of her best friend, young Loveday Carey Lewis, after the death of her aunt and guardian, Louise Forrester. Judith falls in love with the family, their home, Nancherrow, and Loveday's older brother Edward. When war strikes, Judith and the Carey-Lewis family all suffer, as Judith loses her family, and Loveday her fiancé; Gus. Judith muddles through the war losing Edward and aunt Lavinia in the process. But the war draws to a close, and Judith finds new romance, and Loveday suffers the consequences of a very hard decision, as she is forced to choose between Gus whom she loves, and her husband, Walter, the father of her young boy Nathaniel. Written by Anonymous

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Jingle Bells
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Poorly done
3 February 2006 | by (San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

With Knightly and O'Tool as the leads, this film had good possibilities, and with McCallum as the bad guy after Knightly, maybe some tension. But they threw it all away on silly evening frill and then later on with maudlin war remnants. It was of course totally superficial, beautiful English country and seaside or not.The number one mistake was dumping Knightly so early on in the film, when she could easily have played someone a couple of years older, instead of choosing someone ten years older to play the part. They missed all the chances to have great conflict among the cast, and instead stupidly pulled at the easy and low-cost heartstring elements.


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