A Room With A View details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Denholm Elliott, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Rupert Graves, Patrick Godfrey, Simon Callow, Helena Bonham-Carter, Daniel Day-Lewis, Fabia Drake, Julian Sands, / Denholm Elliott|
|Genre:||Drama - Period|
A Room With A View
|Run time:||1 hour 59 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Oct 2007|
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DelightfulBy a customer from Sussex , 20 Sep 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Truly one of the most flawless works I've ever come across- the acting is superb from minor to major players, the screenplay a deft adaptation of a great book, the art direction and costumes worthy of the Oscars they won, the score sweeping and romantic, and the filming gorgeously visual. A Room with a View is one of the few movie adaptations of a book that succeeds not only in being a good rendition of the original text, but a great movie in and of itself. It was made for love, to be loved, and the fact that it is so generally successful is just icing on the cake. As a romance, it's astoundingly successful, and though a period piece, its central philosophy of joy and passion are completely timeless, though maybe too subtle for our somewhat cynical modern intelligentsia/art house crowd, and it's definitely too complex and honest for a typical date movie audience. If, however, you're looking for an intelligent, genuine, well-crafted film that will make you laugh, fall in love with the characters and their time period, and then keep you up at two in the morning... well, this one's worth checking out.
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TROUBLE GOING BYE-BYES ?By Burnhamite (378 reviews) from BURNHAM , 18 Apr 2013If insomnia is a problem this Merchant/Ivory 'epic' is the ideal panacea. Probably more efficent than counting sheep and certainly safer than a box of paracetamol !!!!
Grand TourismoBy GordonVader (99 reviews) from Emerald City, oz , 11 Jan 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Ok so I have decided in my infinite wisdom to review every single film I have ever seen on love film... Currently still on the letter 'A' So A Room with a View... Posh grand tourists touch knees in Italy and cause huge scandal ... A merchant ivory movie and true to the book... The cast, acting script et al are all very good and I can't fault the film really, it's just not my cup of tea.. Two thoughts really 1. What ever happened to Julian Sands and... 2. Denholm Elliot - sadly missed...
the best merchant ivoryBy SOUNDBOY (3 reviews) , 23 Jul 2012I actually worked on this film in 1985 i loved the film then
still like love it now the best
MagnificentBy a customer from Hertfordshire , 09 Mar 2012Simply the best Merchant Ivory film. The characters are perfectly cast; the settings unrivalled; the story is a classic.
A magnificent film.
An English ClassicBy Robinski (152 reviews) from Glasgow , 13 Nov 2011Definitive work by Merchant Ivory that took literary adaptation to a higher level and birthed a generation of period drama on film and television, a wonderful cast on top form, all leading to a charming and enjoyable film.