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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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]

  • 70
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    It's all rather amusing, but after awhile you tire of all the perfect little nuances about characters who seem like prototypes for a certain type of Victorian novel. [6 Mar 1986, p.23(E)]

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Awards

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