• A Room With a View (1986)

A Room With a View

Release Date: 1986

DVD Release Date: July 4th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

In this British drama based on the novel by E.M. Forster, Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter), a young Englishwoman, is touring Italy with her older cousin (Maggie Smith). At a hotel in Florence, Lucy meets the charming and free-spirited George Emerson (Julian Sands). Although intrigued by George, once she's back in England Lucy ponders settling down with the wealthy, staid Cecil Vyse (Daniel Day-Lewis). When George reappears in her life, Lucy must decide between him and Cecil.

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Julian Sands, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Day-Lewis, Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Rosemary Leach

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Merchant Ivory Productions, National Film Finance Corporation, Goldcrest Films International

Keywords: Love triangle, Small town, Emotional, Passionate, Hotel, Love, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    TV Guide Magazine

    It's hard to believe A Room With a View cost so little; the costumes and sets are dazzling and the acting is superb--from two-time Oscar-winner Smith to the smallest role, there's not a false note. show more

  • 100
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    More than a great love story. It's both a lighthearted and deeply impassioned inspirational lesson about life. [4 April 1986]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A Room with a View enjoys its storytelling so much that I enjoyed the very process of it. The story moved slowly, it seemed, for the same reason you try to make ice cream last: because it's so good. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Art Direction
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Best Picture