7.4/10
5,498
62 user 28 critic

Enchanted April (1991)

Trailer
1:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Newell

Writers:

Elizabeth von Arnim (novel), Peter Barnes
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

For Lotty Wilkins, romance is no longer part of her marriage. In an effort to find what's missing from her life, she and three other women rent an Italian villa for the month of April, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Ann Harding, Frank Morgan, Katharine Alexander
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman
Soursweet (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Just married Hong Kong couple Chen & Lily emigrate to England, soon to become parents to a little baby boy and generally struggle through life. Chen works long days in a restaurant, while ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Sylvia Chang, Danny Dun, Jodi Long
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm
Drama | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.

Director: Dan Ireland
Stars: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoë Tapper
Bad Blood (1981)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Jack Thompson, Carol Burns, Denis Lill
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bill is a man who's very bitter about his divorce and losing custody of his son. So, when one of his friends is being sued for divorce by his wife, so that she can enter into a lesbian ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A little league player named Chuck refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Basketball star "Amazing Grace" Smith follows the boy's example, and starts a trend.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Dean Alexander
Howards End (1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Georgina Cates
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Josie Lawrence ... Lottie Wilkins
Miranda Richardson ... Rose Arbuthnot
Alfred Molina ... Mellersh Wilkins
Neville Phillips Neville Phillips ... Vicar
Jim Broadbent ... Frederick Arbuthnot
Michael Kitchen ... George Briggs
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Fisher
Polly Walker ... Caroline Dester
Stephen Beckett ... Jonathan
Matthew Radford Matthew Radford ... Patrick
Davide Manuli ... Beppo
Vittorio Duse ... Domenico
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... Francesca
Anna Longhi Anna Longhi ... Costanza
Edit

Storyline

This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a little mini-trip to Italy, a gorgeously filmed enchantment. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's April in Italy, and anything can happen...even love.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 December 1992 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Avril enchanté See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,200,170
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

World War I looms large in this story set in the early 1920s. Everyone seems to assume that Mrs. Arbuthnot and Mrs. Wilkins are war widows since they travel to Italy alone. Lady Caroline's life is adrift because she lost her beau in the war. Mr. Briggs' bad eyesight is due to mustard gas used by the Germans during the war. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, the vase of flowers at the dining table repeatedly changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Fisher: [to Lottie] I hope you're not in the habit of seeing dead people, however distinguished - it's not in the best of taste! I'm sure the last thing I would want to see is my late husband Mr. Fisher crossing the road in front of my house.
See more »


Soundtracks

Love's Old Sweet Song
By J.L. Molloy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A real treat!
13 January 2001 | by dclark1963See all my reviews

Had a bad day? Dog bit the mailman? Car wouldn't start? People got on your nerves? Then refresh yourself with a delightful experience.

Two women decide to pool their resources in answer to an ad for a month's rental of a villa in Italy. Due to financial circumstances, two other women join them. Two have humdrum marital lives; one is an elderly woman who prefers to live in the past; the fourth is a wealthy and beautiful woman wholly jaded by life.

As the spell of the villa permeates their spirits, each grows in her own way and is uplifted in her outlook. This also changes the people in their lives who have visited them. As they leave you know the magic of the villa will remain with them...and you will find your outlook altered, for the better. A delightfully uplifting movie!


47 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 62 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed