Howards End

Release Date: March 10th, 1992

DVD Release Date: April 6th, 1999

PG |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

Helen Schlegel falls for Paul Wilcox, but is rebuffed. Her sister Margaret becomes friends with his mother, who promises her the family house, Howards End. Unfortunately, after her death, the will disappears and it appears the inheritance will disappear. Until the widower, Henry Wilcox, becomes attracted to Margaret.

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Vanessa Redgrave, James Wilby, Samuel West, Jemma Redgrave, Nicola Duffett

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Film 4, Imagica Corp., Merchant Ivory Productions, Sumitomo Corporation

Keywords: Emotional , England , Transformation , Sister , Fall ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 78
    Marjorie BaumgartenAustin Chronicle

    The performances in this costume drama are wonderful. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The splendid cast embodies the characters so fully that the events actually seem to be happening to them, instead of unfolding from a screenplay. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide Magazine

    The filmmakers have allowed themselves an overlong 140 minutes in order to preserve as much of the plot as possible, but they have bypassed many of the novel's key ideas and ironies. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Art Direction
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Directing