Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, Julian Sands, Simon Callow, Denholm Elliot
Lavish. Passionate. Intelligent.
Extremely British affair based on the lauded, classic novel by E.M Forster. Lucy Honeychurch (Bonham Carter) along with her insufferable cousin, Charlotte (Smith), travel to Italy as a part of her upper-class education. Once there, the two meet the Emersons, a father and son, who stand out abominably as high culture square pegs. Eventually, the Emersons rub off on young Lucy, with a half a dozen other characters in the mix adding color. Daniel Day-Lewis gives one of his earliest performances in this film, and, as has become standard, he’s brilliant. It’s a beautiful romance-drama.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-