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Enchanted April (1991)

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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Lottie Wilkins
... Rose Arbuthnot
... Mellersh Wilkins
Neville Phillips ... Vicar
... Frederick Arbuthnot
... George Briggs
... Mrs. Fisher
... Caroline Dester
... Jonathan
Matthew Radford ... Patrick
... Beppo
... Domenico
Adriana Facchetti ... Francesca
Anna Longhi ... Costanza
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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

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

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 1992 (Sweden)  »

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Avril enchanté  »

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$13,200,170
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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 »

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

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Caroline: I've wasted so much time being beautiful.
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Love's Old Sweet Song
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A real treat!
13 January 2001 | by See 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!


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