Widows' Peak (1994)

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Hugh Leonard wrote this comic tale of an Americanized Englishwoman who upsets the quiet lives of the women in a small 1920s Irish village. Score by Carl Davis.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Hugh Leonard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 19, 2005
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast


as Madeline O'Hare

as Mrs. Doyle Counihan

as Edwina Broome

as Godfrey

as Mr. Clancy

as Miss Grubb

as Mrs. Colgan

as Mrs. Mulrooney

as Mrs. Lawless

as Mrs. Purdieu

as Mrs. Buckley

as Mrs. Fogarty

as Rural Lout

as Garda Super

as Sister Teresa

as Tall Thin Girl

as Mary Lucy

as O'Farrell
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Critic Reviews for Widows' Peak

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (11)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 13, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Widows' Peak

Enjoyable comedy, a little too talky sometimes, but it does amuse and entertain. Wonderfully cast, especially Miranda Richardson. Mia Farrow is curiously miscast however. Nicely produced and well made.

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James Higgins

John Irvin's adaptation of a mystery novel concerns an Irish town in the early 1920s where a newcomer threatens to upset their gossip-laden lifestyle. In this town, people are dying following WW1 (from gas exposure or something) and there are a lot more women than men. When a new woman from the Americas comes to town, the spinsterous old town leader gets skeptical while their already spunky socialite hatches a plan to kick her out. Charming fun. Not hard movie to figure out.

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Adam Browne

Great movie. Natasha Richardson and Mia Farrow are both completely perfect in their roles, and the two of them work together to make a fantastic whodunnit. Little touches of humor keep the mood light, while at the same time a moderate level of suspense is held. Awesome job.

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