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A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 April 1986 (UK)
In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George and his dad offer their rooms with views to Lucy and her chaperone. Lucy and George get acquainted but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again but now she's engaged.

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 and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George 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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From Merchant-Ivory, the team who brought you "THE EUROPEANS" and "HEAT AND DUST" comes a brilliant movie adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel "A ROOM WITH A VIEW" See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

$20,966,644
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During a film making discussion with Gus Van Sant during the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival, James Ivory stated that he chose to make A Room with a View (1985) because he wanted to return to Italy. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Little Big Mom (2000) See more »

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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Remains a Favorite
9 July 2003 | by moviefan2003vaSee all my reviews

This movie remains one of my favorites of all time. The acting is extremely pro. A case in point, I didn't realize for 5 years after first seeing the movie that Daniel Day Lewis was "Cecil Vyse". That's acting! "Lucy Honeychurch" (well played by Helena Bonham-Carter) embodies the struggle that most people must face at the beginning of their adult lives. Whether to listen to their own voice or the voice of others. Choosing one or the other can severely change the course of one's life. "George Emerson" as perfectly captured by Julian Sands, is the perfect man that most hope to find in their lifetime and we all push for "Lucy" to realize this. The supporting performances by the veteran cast that include Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliot, Simon Callow (the wonderful Reverend Beebe) equally are brilliant. Well done!


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