The Summer House (1993)



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Martin Sherman adapted Alice Thomas Ellis' novel for this comedy about a suburban Englishwoman who's about to settle on marriage with her mother-dominated next door neighbor until everyone's comfortable life is disrupted by a visit from her exotic and flamboyant friend Lili (Jeanne Moreau, in a scene-stealing performance).

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Television, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Martin Sherman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 11, 1995
Hallmark Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for The Summer House

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

Chain-smoking, guzzling booze and spouting worldly epigrams about love and life, Moreau fits into Croydon like a peacock in Antarctica, sashaying around and imposing her seductive will on everyone.

Full Review… | August 13, 2013
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Joan Plowright and Jeanne Moreau turn this slight BBC production into a jolly lesson about how two great old theatrical broads can liven up an arty domestic drama.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Apart from offering a juicy star turn to Moreau, the movie has a lot of mordantly funny things to say about the conventionality of suburban English life, and all the actors shine.

Full Review… | January 15, 2005
Chicago Reader
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Acting together in top form, Ms. Moreau and Ms. Plowright are something to see.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Moreau, with her acid tongue and her flaming hair, devours this droll British comedy as if it were chaparral and she a raging California brush fire.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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The movie is unable to decide whether it wants to be a lighthearted comedy/drama, or something darker and more serious.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for The Summer House

One of the most eccentric movies I have ever seen. It had the most bizarre ending.

Dannielle Albert

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