In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George and his dad offer their rooms with views to Lucy and her chaperone. Lucy and George get acquainted but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again but now she's engaged.
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Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.
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
Maggie Smith and Judi Dench would later share the screen together in four other films: Tea with Mussolini (1999) Ladies in Lavender (2004) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015). See more »
At the picnic in the Florentine countryside, the light and shadows on the faces of Charlotte Bartlett and Eleanor Lavish during their conversation change between shots. See more »
This is not at all what we were led to expect.
I thought we were going to see the Arno.
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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I was lulled into watching this coma-inducing movie while dating my now (thankfully) ex-girlfriend. She really went for anything with Victorian-era pomp and costuming.
Thankfully it's been aeons since I saw this 'film'. Aside from the ever-beautiful screen presence of Helena Bonham-Carter there were no redeeming qualities. All I can remember was while watching this schlock, seconds seemed to stretch on into hours, with tedious dialogue and inane characters. Thankfully, Ms. Carter has done much better work since then (even Planet of the Apes was a step-up).
These costume dramas all seem to draw the same type of crowd. Those who see themselves as 'cultured' and 'educated' with an sensible sense-of-humour that's drier than the Sahara. Throwaway the corsets and powdered wigs (yes, I realize those are from the 18th century) and expand your horizons a bit.
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