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Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne, The (1988)

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Judith Hearne (Maggie Smith) is a middle-aged "maiden lady" piano teacher living in 1950s Dublin. Timid and self-deprecating, Judith permits herself to yearn over her new boarding-house neighbor, hotel entrepreneur Bob Hoskins. Hoskins thinks that Judith has enough money to bankroll his latest scheme, so he decides to return her affections. Judith, blind to Hoskin's duplicity, convinces herself that she's finally found true love. The shattering of her illusions drives Judith to drink--and,

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Drama, Romance

Peter Nelson

Island Pictures

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Top-drawer screen interpretation of Brian Moore's 1955 novel about the spiritual crisis of a middle-aged woman.

July 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Audience Reviews for Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne, The

A period piece yes but at least a period piece that is interesting to view. Isn't it the same old story? The spinster who's life is put into question with the introduction of a suitor? Of course the suitor isn't all that he is cracked up to be and drama unfolds.
January 12, 2012
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