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Enchanted April (1992)
Directed by: Mike Newell Written by: Elizabeth von Arnim (novel), Peter Barnes (screenplay)
Starring: Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Polly Walker
Quiet. Relaxing. Thought provoking, and about as subtle as you can get, with the exception of the eccentricities of the characters every now and then. This film is, in its simplicity, just about getting away from the cold drab qualities of England and spending some time in Italy to do…well…nothing. This lends the viewer to be able to really focus on the actors capabilities at handling very quiet roles. This is not a love letter or homage to Italy. It acts as its background, as it should, and the purpose for which all these different people are drawn together. Each character is different from the next, but you find at the end of the film that they’re very similar to you in the way that we all question what we’re doing, and if we’re even happy.
My rating: 4/5