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A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 April 1986 (UK)
In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George Emerson (Julian Sands) and his dad (Denholm Elliott) offer their rooms with views to Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and her chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett (Dame Maggie Smith). Lucy and George get acquainted, but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again, but now she's engaged.

Director:

James Ivory

Writers:

E.M. Forster (novel), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Smith ... Charlotte Bartlett, a Chaperon
Helena Bonham Carter ... Lucy Honeychurch, Miss Bartlett's cousin and charge (as Helena Bonham-Carter)
Denholm Elliott ... Mr Emerson, an English tourist
Julian Sands ... George Emerson
Simon Callow ... The Reverend Mr Beebe
Patrick Godfrey ... The Reverend Mr Eager, Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Florence
Judi Dench ... Eleanor Lavish, a novelist
Fabia Drake ... Miss Catharine Alan
Joan Henley ... Miss Teresa Alan
Amanda Walker ... The Cockney Signora
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Cecil Vyse (as Daniel Day Lewis)
Maria Britneva ... Mrs Vyse, Cecil's mother
Rosemary Leach ... Mrs Honeychurch
Rupert Graves ... Freddy Honeychurch
Peter Cellier ... Sir Harry Otway, a landlord
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Storyline

When Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett (Dame Maggie Smith) find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr. Emerson (Denholm Elliott) and son George (Julian Sands) step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever, but once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans? Written by Bridget Jones

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From Merchant-Ivory, the team who brought you "THE EUROPEANS" and "HEAT AND DUST" comes a brilliant movie adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel "A ROOM WITH A VIEW" See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 April 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Room with a View See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,970, 9 March 1986

Gross USA:

$20,966,644

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,966,644
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the book, Lucy kisses George in a field of violets, but it was the wrong season for this when filming so just a plain field of barley was used. See more »

Goofs

The hand that Charlotte Bartlett holds her purse in when she falls over the bicycle at the station. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlotte Bartlett: This is not at all what we were led to expect.
Lucy Honeychurch: I thought we were going to see the Arno.
Charlotte Bartlett: The signora distinctly wrote, South rooms, with a view and close together, instead of which she has given us North rooms without a view and a long way apart.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Mademoiselle Modiste
Composed by Victor Herbert
Courtesy Caedmon/Arabesque Records
Performed by The Eastman-Dryden Orchestra (as The Dryden Orchestra of the Eastman School of Music)
Conducted by Donald Hunsberger (uncredited)
(from the album "Souvenir") (uncredited)
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The best movie I have ever seen!
17 March 2003 | by June1959See all my reviews

Why can't Hollywood make movies like this? I first saw this on PBS several years ago and I bought the video which i must have watched a hundred times. I may need to buy the DVD. My only regret is that I didn't see this gem of a movie in the grand scale of a theater. I just fell in love with the scenery, the music and the actors, all perfectly cast. The funniest scene was the swimming in the pond. I still laugh out loud everytime I see that scene. Oh, would I love to be a Lucy Honeychurch with a George Emerson who adores me.


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