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Travels With My Aunt (1999)

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In the lively comedy/adventure Travels with My Aunt, adapted from Graham Green's book, Henry (Alec McCowan), a timid, bookish accountant whose life seems to have died stillborn, discovers how to live with gusto thanks to the rough ministrations of his thoroughly eccentric aunt Augusta (Maggie Smith). Aunt Augusta bursts into Henry's life during the funeral for his mother, Augusta's sister. She whisks him to her apartment for a general cheering up, and he is thoroughly bemused by her bohemian ways and her much-younger black Caribbean boyfriend. In the next few hours, she manages to pry him from his dusty life and involve him in a series of incredible adventures involving old love affairs, espionage, kidnappings, and more money than he has ever dreamt of. Before the story ends, Henry has properly gotten into the spirit of his madcap aunt's adventuring.

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Cast

Maggie Smith
as Aunt Augusta Bertram
Alec McCowen
as Henry Pulling
Louis Gossett Jr
as Zachary Nicknamed 'Wordsworth'
Robert Stephens
as Ercole Visconti
John Hamill
as Crowder's Man
David Swift
as Detective
Valerie White
as Mme. Dambruese
Antonio Pica
as Elegant Man
Alex Savage
as Minister
Olive Behrendt
as Madame in Messagero
Nora Norman
as Stripper
Aldo Sambrell
as Hakim's Assistant
Charlie Bravo
as Policeman
Cass Martin
as Boat Skipper
Javier Escrivá
as Dancer in Messagero
William Layton
as Art Expert
Julio Peña
as Mons. Alexandre
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Critic Reviews for Travels With My Aunt

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

One of George Cukor's last (and least impressive) pictures, this version of Graham Greene's eccentric comedy is thematically similar to Auntie Mame but suffers from Maggie Smith's overly stylized turn and lack of rapport with Alec McCowen as her nephew.

July 28, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

Dampened by a hammy over-theatrical performance by Maggie Smith, too much useless gab and too many contrived plot turns.

January 16, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Agressive whimsey eventually wears out its welcome.

November 23, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Travels With My Aunt

Maggie Smith is a delight but this type of tale seems most appropriate for children to watch on a Disney afternoon while the parents nap.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Maggie Smith shines as the larger than life Aunt.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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