The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (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, … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Written By: Peter Nelson
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Island Pictures

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Cast


as Judith Hearne

as James Madden

as Aunt D'Arcy

as Mrs. Rice

as Bernard

as Father Quigley

as Moira O'Neill

as Edie Marinan

as Miss Friel

as Mr. Lenehan

as Taxi Driver

as Sister Ignatius

as Sister Mary Paul

as Mrs. Mullen

as Old Woman

as The Major

as Owen O'Neill

as Una O'Neill

as Kevin O'Neill

as Cellist at Aunt D'Ar...

as Old Woman

as Shaun O'Neill

as Youth at Liquor Stor...

as Drunk in Pub

as Young Judith

as Young Priest

as Youth at Liquor Stor...

as Girl Giggler

as Taxi Driver

as Violinist at Aunt D'...

as Tin Whistle Player
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Audience Reviews for The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

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.

John Ballantine
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