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Where Angels Fear to Tread Movie Review Summary

Actors: Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis

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    Lila Herriton (Mirren), a veddy rich British widow, travels to Italy, where she falls for and marries an Italian dentist. The Herritons view this as a disastrous match, for not only is the dentist from a lower social stratum, but he's also quite a bit younger than his new wife. Lila, however, is supremely happy, for she is in the throes of passion and romance for the first time in her life.
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    When Lila dies after giving birth to a child, her relatives (including Davis as Lila's hard-nosed spinster sister)descend upon her spouse, eager to take charge of the baby. They expect Lila's husband to give up the baby without a fight, but they are in for a surprise.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Is this movie based on a    -   book

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