A few years after the First World War, life in Britain is especially dark and depressing. Mrs. Rose Arbuthnot (Richardson) cannot confront her novelist husband Frederick (Broadbent) about his infidelities, so she and a friend, Lottie Wilkins (Lawrence), decide to rent a villa on the north Italian coast for the month of April. A classified ad turns up a widow in her 60s with an acid tongue (Plowright) and a glamorous social butterfly needing a break from the bustle and attentions of men (Walker) to join them and split the cost. The women find Italy wonderfully sunny and relaxing, although two husbands eventually show up, and the villa's owner precipitates a small crisis when he drops by and is attracted to Rose. This 1992 film, based on the 1922 novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, is a modest, languid charmer of a chick flick.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus