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|
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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Perhaps the book was betterBy bohobabe (14 reviews) from Northampton , 24 Oct 2013Considering the prestigious cast in the film, I found it very boring. I couldnt get engrossed in the story or the characters (perhaps with the exception of the men wild bathing scene...!!!). The scenery and Victorian sets were the most interesting aspect.
Wonderfully Charming English SatireBy a customer , 29 Aug 2013This is one of those rare films that doesn't make a single wrong move....it works in every way. It is humorous (as satire of social mores, particularly English ones), lush, full of wonderful performances, and though the Theme is rather trite--that the rambuctuous Italians can wake up the stiff-upper-chin Brits--it never veers off-course. Whether you like it or not, it IS a perfectly made film. And that is VERY rare!
good filmBy TheDukeofWollaston (1 review) , 03 Jul 2013Ver good film. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Very humorous and a good feel good film.
If you loved the book... DON'T WATCH THIS!By a customer , 25 Jun 2013I could only watch 10 minutes of this - it was just all wrong. While the cast is, on paper at least, magnificent, their portrayal of the characters was hugely disappointing and distorted. The overuse of Puccini's O mio babbino caro on the soundtrack was so annoying - in the 10 minutes I did watch, it was the only music used! I would not recommend renting this if you have read the book and are hoping to recapture the splendour of Forster's prose as you will be sorely dissapointed - just read the book again!
Lush full bodied country viewsBy a customer , 05 Jun 2013The cinematography is wonderful and the performance of the actors superb. The story itself however, depicting the social attitudes of the time bored me so much I stopped watching after making a concerted effort to stick with it.