Given an opportunity to trade her most cherished possession for comfort an security, Penelope must take a good look at her future. With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, she ...
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Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a bohemian childhood in London and the wilds of Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she ever ... See full summary »
Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
Given an opportunity to trade her most cherished possession for comfort an security, Penelope must take a good look at her future. With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, she realizes that something is missing, the simple joy she knew as a child playing on the beach. So she embarks on an incredible journey-50 years into her past-to discover the secret to happiness for her friends, her family...and herself
I saw this movie when it first came out during Christmas holiday 1985. Loved it...cried through the whole thing! Then I learned it was a book and couldn't wait to read it. The book is lush and spellbinding! I've read it a dozen times and it just gets better with each reading. Imagine my surprise when I realized the book was different! So, I found the movie at Blockbuster and watched it again. What a disappointment. Bits and pieces are the same, but for the most part, it was like the script writers hadn't even read the book! Maybe they read the Cliff's Notes!
I'm sitting here watching it now, and still just as disappointed as I was 30 years ago. What a disservice to Rosamund Pilcher!!
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