Enchanted April

Enchanted April

DVD - 2009
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London, the 1920s. Lottie and Rose are two married women who share the misery of empty marriages and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. In order to save money, they advertise for two other women to join them. Mrs. Fisher is an elderly widow is struggling with a lonely and regimented existence. She jumps at the chance to join the vacation. Lady Caroline Dester is a gorgeous flapper who has been grabbed one too many times and believes that she is sick of men. They arrive in San Salvatore. The seaside italian castle is drenched in wisteria and sunshine. The women find themselves in a transformative beauty so enchanting that they experience changes in themselves they never thought possible.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2009]
ISBN: 9786314205706
9780788895005
0788895001
Branch Call Number: DVD ENCHANT 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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bdehler
Mar 17, 2021

Very tame slow moving movie --quite boring, except for the scenery

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biny
Oct 31, 2020

- How is this different?
- Well, it is Italian rain.
Mozart has an opera named La flûte enchantée - in English The Magic Flute. Only because Rose is pretty, will Mr Red Face stop flirting with Carloline, in fact he has talked to Carloline's mum to track her down in Italy? Let's call this The Magic Italian Castle.

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Urbano
Oct 30, 2020

Soothes and gladdens the heart.

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Patch777
Jul 06, 2020

Love this movie

Read the book first if you can. The movie is very close to the book but of course cannot show some of the inner monologue. I loved it and would watch it again.

Lovestoread5 Jan 17, 2020

Loved the acting, setting, and plot. Great themes, with a nice, slow flow throughout. I think the character that changed the most was the old Victorian-era lady.

I enjoyed the perspective shifts of each character, which all begins with Lotty's "out of the ordinary" idea about renting a castle in Italy, that is a stark contrast to the dreary wet London.
This is a delightful slow movie with a lot of subtleties, and human complexities. As the book readers have said, it's hard to fit everything into a movie. I didn't want the movie to end.

*Not for the Hollywood movie fans.

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theredcrest
Jul 13, 2018

Excellent acting and engaging story line. A definite chick flick although the boys seemed to enjoy it as well. It didn't get two golden globe awards for nothing!

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Courier2003
Feb 17, 2018

Could not get into story line. Was good to see Joan Plowright and Jim Broadbent. Too many dark scenes, poor lighting. Some nice flower gardens.

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patch666
Jan 27, 2018

Great movie !!!! always love to see it >> 420

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Charlie68
Nov 27, 2009

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Laura_X May 15, 2015

I hope you're not in the habit of seeing dead people, however distinguished - it's not in the best of taste!

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