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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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Storyline

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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1.66 : 1
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During the process leading up to placing trade ads for the Oscar nominations, Daniel Day-Lewis made it known he was not interested in campaigning for an Oscar nomination. As a result the production company concentrated on promoting Denholm Elliott in the supporting actor category. Elliott was enthusiastic in participating in the process and eventually won an Oscar nomination. 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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Soundtracks

Let the Piano's Martial Blast
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Poem written by W.S. Gilbert
Recited by Rupert Graves
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Remains a Favorite
9 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie remains one of my favorites of all time. The acting is extremely pro. A case in point, I didn't realize for 5 years after first seeing the movie that Daniel Day Lewis was "Cecil Vyse". That's acting! "Lucy Honeychurch" (well played by Helena Bonham-Carter) embodies the struggle that most people must face at the beginning of their adult lives. Whether to listen to their own voice or the voice of others. Choosing one or the other can severely change the course of one's life. "George Emerson" as perfectly captured by Julian Sands, is the perfect man that most hope to find in their lifetime and we all push for "Lucy" to realize this. The supporting performances by the veteran cast that include Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliot, Simon Callow (the wonderful Reverend Beebe) equally are brilliant. Well done!


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