My House in Umbria (2002)
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as Emily Delahunty
as The General
as The General
as Thomas Riversmith
as Insp. Girotti
as Dr. Innocenti
as Rosa Crevelli
as Signora Bardini
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Critic Reviews for My House in Umbria
The scenery in this film is lush, the acting strong. But the material wanders and falters.
A story about guilt, love and happy endings, My House in Umbria is a delightful and uplifting encounter.
Audience Reviews for My House in Umbria
Something about this film was just a tad off for this viewer. Maggie Smith as Mrs. Delahunty is faultless, but the story was maybe a little too pat, the treatment a little too sugary, the ending a little too deus ex machina. One expects a little more from a film produced by HBO. This seemed more suited to Hallmark. Beautiful cinematography, solid pacing, a decent cast, but still something was missing to make this truly enjoyable. I liked it, I just didn't love it.
So, I didn't realize this was an HBO movie when I rented it. Chris Cooper is hella annoying in this. Well, his character was annoying, so job well done I guess. The opening scene is awesome, the always watchable Maggie Smith + cool imagery = a winner. But, to me, things got less interesting as it went along. Ultimately, it feels too thin, and not worth the trip. This isn't bad, exactly; but you can pass.
A surprising and interesting story of strangers coming together.
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