Engaging adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel of requited love. Lucy Honeychurch (Bonham Carter) is the feisty British idealist who rejects dashing George (Sands) for supercilious Cecil (Day-Lewis), then repents and finds (presumably) eternal passion. A multi-Oscar nominee, with great music (courtesy of Puccini), great scenery (courtesy of Florence), and great performances (courtesy of practically everybody, but supporters Smith, Dench, Callow, and Elliott must be particularly distinguished). Truly romantic, and there's much humor too.
Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 117 minutes.
Originally from British.
Oscars 1986: Adapt. Screenplay, Art Dir./Set Dec., Costume Des.; British Acad. 1986: Actress (Smith), Film, Support. Actress (Dench); Golden Globes 1987: Support. Actress (Smith); Ind. Spirit 1987: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1986: Support. Actor (Day-Lewis); N.Y. Film Critics 1986: Cinematog., Support. Actor (Day-Lewis); Writers Guild 1986: Adapt. Screenplay.
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