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Room With a View
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A Room With a View

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Director: Nicholas Renton

Cast: Timothy Spall, Elaine Cassidy, Rafe Spall

 
A precocious Edwardian girl suffocating from the social norms is forced to choose between following her heart and obliging her family's wishes after falling for a handsome but unsuitable stranger during a trip to Italy. Based on author E.M. Forster's tale of forbidden love and scripted by Pride and Prejudice scribe Andrew Davies, director Nicholas Renton's

Overview

A precocious Edwardian girl suffocating from the social norms is forced to choose between following her heart and obliging her family's wishes after falling for a handsome but unsuitable stranger during a trip to Italy. Based on author E.M. Forster's tale of forbidden love and scripted by Pride and Prejudice scribe Andrew Davies, director Nicholas Renton's playful period drama follows young Lucy Honeychurch as she takes a trip to Italy and exchanges a brief albeit life-altering kiss with the unsuitable George Emerson. Later, as Lucy's snooping chaperone attempts to keep her on the path laid out by her family, her engagement to the dull Cecil draws near, and her repressed feelings boil to the surface, she is taken aback to encounter the dashing object of her affections back in her homeland of England. What's a girl to do when her wedding date has been set in stone but the love of her life won't be standing at the alter?

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2008
UPC:
0783421425095
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
27,200

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masterpiece Theatre: A Room with a View
1. Introduction [:08]
2. Piazza Santa Croce [2:07]
3. In Fiesole [19:07]
4. Very Much In Love [18:01]
5. The EMersons Come to Surrey [3:21]
6. Lucy's Independence [19:17]
7. One Last Swim [10:33]
8. Credits [11:35]

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A Room With a View 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've ever seen the movie by the wonderful team of Merchant/Ivory, you can't help but compare that one to this. To be very fair, I've seen both. WARNING......SPOILER AHEAD! This movie is a pale version that veers from the book dramatically, especially the ending! Totally unnecessary to change the ending, but I'm sure the director and writers wanted to do something different. Too bad they chose to kill off one of the main characters to do it. These characters are pinch faced and anemic. They lack depth and quality. Of course, it's always difficult to adapt a movie from a book. However it was done beautifully before. This one was done simply as an attempt to get money out of movie-goers and the DVD audience. For me, they failed both times. I don't understand why the British keep churning out movies when they have a classic. I keep seeing versions of all the Jane Austen books as well as Agatha Christie mysteries. This one falls in the "Misguided Remake" category.
gailannsoebbing More than 1 year ago
I have always loved the book. The love between Lucy and George is so sweet. The supporting characters give it such color and layers to the pent-up society of the turn of the century. If I have anything bad to say about the masterpiece theater adaptation is the ending. Why oh WHY!! would you kill off George. The book ends with them married and their life together ahead of them not with George dead on a WWI front and Lucy mourning for him in Italy. All and all a terrific movie and a terrific book!