A Room With a View

1985

A Room With a View

Critics Consensus

The hard edges of E.M. Foster novel maybe sanded off, but what we get with A Room with a View is an eminently entertaining comedy with an intellectual approach to love.

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Set during the Edwardian era of England, A Room With a View finds Lucy, a proper young British lady, facing a dilemma -- should she marry the safe, nerdish Cecil, or opt for the unpredictability of the charismatic George whom she met while on a tour of the continent?

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Cast

Helena Bonham Carter
as Lucy Honeychurch
Maggie Smith
as Charlotte
Simon Callow
as Reverend Beebe
Judi Dench
as Miss Lavish
Rosemary Leach
as Mrs. Honeychurch
Fabia Drake
as Catherine
Joan Henley
as Teresa Alan
Maria Britneva
as Mrs. Vyse
Amanda Walker
as The Cockney Signora
Peter Cellier
as Sir Harry Otway
Mia Fothergill
as Minnie Beebe
Patricia Lawrence
as Mrs. Butterworth
Mirio Guidelli
as Santa Croce Guide
Matyelok Gibbs
as The New Charlotte and Lucy
Kitty Aldridge
as The New Charlotte and Lucy
Freddy Korner
as Mr. Floyd
Lucca Rossi
as Phaeton
Isabella Celani
as Persephone
Luigi di Fiore
as Murdered Youth
Luigi Di Fiori
as Murdered Youth
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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (5)

  • If amusing, "A Room With a View" is little more than a lark, a series of skits, a two-hour tribute to the rich British eccentric.

    Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A thoroughly entertaining screen adaptation of novelist E.M. Forster's comedy of manners about the Edwardian English upper class at home and abroad, distinguished by superb ensemble acting, intelligent writing and stunning design.

    Nov 19, 2008 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Decent, honest, truthful and, dearest of all to Forster, it connects.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A Room With a View is not only uncharacteristically benign for Forster, but also blithely, elegantly funny, which is a fit description of [this]first-rate film adaptation...

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 5/5
  • It is an intellectual film, but intellectual about emotions: It encourages us to think about how we feel, instead of simply acting on our feelings.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • The film's charms are many but they are not the sort that resonate with any aspect of human behaviour with which I am familiar. When you get this English, or this Edwardian, or, rather, late Victorian, really, it's like science fiction, I suppose.

    Nov 17, 2015 | Full Review…

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