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A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 April 1986 (UK)
Lucy meets George in a Florence pensione and the two share a brief romance before Lucy returns home, where she becomes engaged to Cecil. However, it isn't long before George unexpectedly enters her life again.

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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already Smashing Box-Office Records in England and America See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie was part of a mid 1980s to early 1990s cycle of mostly theatrical movie adaptations of works and novels by E.M. Forster. The others being (in order): A Passage to India (1984), Maurice (1987), Billy Budd (1988), Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991), and Howards End (1992). See more »

Goofs

When George throws Lucy's bloodstained postcards into the Arno and they float over a weir in the river, the backdrop is the Ufizzi Gallery which is nowhere near either of the weirs along the river in Florence. 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

Piano Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 164, D 537
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Schubert
(played by Lucy on the piano for Cecil's family)
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Should have been Best Picture
25 August 1999 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

This movie is completely beautiful and always fascinating to watch. Each actor does great work, with Maggie Smith (as usual) being the most memorable. Her nomination was deserved, but where was one for Daniel Day-Lewis? I thought he was more memorable than Denholm Elliot, who was nominated. This movie is one to own and take out to enjoy when the mood strikes.

Best line - "Because she IS Charlotte Bartlett"!


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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:

$21,041,453
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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