Sunday, May 17, 2009
Enchanted April (1992) [PG] ****
Enchanted April, directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mona Lisa Smile) is a character-driven, romantic comedy-drama that takes place in London, immediately after the close of World War I. Two rather shy married English women (Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson) impulsively rent an Italian villa called San Salvatore, and embark upon a vacation without their spouses. They are joined by two other ladies: an aging, imperious widow (Joan Plowright), and an elegant, spirited, upper-class beauty (Polly Walker). Under the spell of the exotic location, the four women have a variety of amusing and surprising life-altering experiences. The strong supporting cast includes Alfred Molina, Michael Kitchen and Jim Broadbent. If you enjoyed A Room with a View (1985), you won't want to miss Enchanted April.
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