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Enchanted April Movie Review Summary

Actors: Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Joan Plowright, Polly Walker, Alfred Molina, Jim Broadbent

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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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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   British    -   Italian Woman/class/friends story?    -   women's (plural) story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Italy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Is this movie based on a    -   book

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