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A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 April 1986 (UK)
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlotte Bartlett, a Chaperon
... Lucy Honeychurch, Miss Bartlett's cousin and charge (as Helena Bonham-Carter)
... Mr Emerson, an English tourist
... George Emerson
... The Reverend Mr Beebe
... The Reverend Mr Eager, Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Florence
... Eleanor Lavish, a novelist
... Miss Catharine Alan
Joan Henley ... Miss Teresa Alan
... The Cockney Signora
... Cecil Vyse (as Daniel Day Lewis)
Maria Britneva ... Mrs Vyse, Cecil's mother
... Mrs Honeychurch
... Freddy Honeychurch
Peter Cellier ... Sir Harry Otway, a landlord
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George 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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Drama | Romance

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11 April 1986 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Un amor en Florencia  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,970, 9 March 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,966,644
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Trivia

Maggie Smith and Judi Dench re-united, 26 years later, in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and again for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015). See more »

Goofs

In the plaza scene when the man who was killed in the scuffle falls to the pavement, a cigarette butt with a filter is shown between the bricks. Filters were invented in the 1920s and were not in widespread use until the early 1950s. 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

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.84 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

O mio babbino caro
from "Gianni Schicchi"
by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Kiri Te Kanawa with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by John Pritchard (as Sir John Pritchard)
Courtesy CBS Masterworks
(from the album "Kiri Te Kanawa - Puccini & Verdi Arias") (uncredited)
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A witty delight
4 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

What can I say about my favorite film. The first time I saw it I thought it was a laughable bore. However, I grew up a little, got an education and viewed the film again. Let me tell you one thing, if I could live in any film, this would be the one.

To swim in the sacred lake. To venture off to Florence. To play tennis with Freddy, Lucy, and George. To play comical songs on the piano which drives Cecil crazy. To believe not in world sorrow as I play Beethoven. To poke fun at "poor" Charlotte Bartlett.

The adaptation from novel to screen is phenomenal. The Eternal Why. If only I could find such love as George and Lucy. It has been my favorite film for over ten years now. So far there hasn't been a film to knock it off. This film is hard to get in to if you're not used to seeing British flicks but, hang in there and you will see something magical.

The cast is phenomenal. Perhaps the greatest collection of actors to appear together in one film. Just see it for these actors. They all went on to appear in many more popular productions.


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