Where Angels Fear to Tread (1994)
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as Caroline Abbott
as Philip Herriton
as Harriet Herriton
as Lilia Herriton
as Gino Carella
as Mrs. Herriton
as Mr. Abbott
as Mrs. Theobald
as Carriage Driver
as Carriage Driver
as Opera Singer
as Hooded Man
as Hotel Maid
as Hotel Maid
as Girl in Cafe
as Gino's Baby
Critic Reviews for Where Angels Fear to Tread
The story's constant and unexpected turns do provide rewards, but the real value of the film is in the richness with which it presents moral and emotional conflicts, laying them out with sensible realism and power.
A richly nuanced comedy of manners about the affect of a foreign country and its culture on two provincial souls.
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:) Netflix Online [url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/where_angels_fear_to_tread/"][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/88/766788.jpg[/img][/url] [b]My Review:[/b] The acting was stellar. Rupert Graves was a stiff young Englishman, but I found him endearing. Harriett, the sister, was most annoying and disagreeable. I believe at the end she was sorry for what had happenend, but it was too late, in my opinion. Gino seemed like a bit of a weak character, although he had some redeeming value at the end, too. Overall, this was a rather convoluted plot with lots of characters, not much for any of them to do, and a pervasive sadness about it. I liked this movie, but it was missing something - perhaps continuity or depth. I especially enjoyed the costumes and the fact that it was set at the turn of the century in what appeared to me to be Florence, Italy and/or the Tuscan countryside, both of which I have visited. Subtitles would have helped at times. [b]SYNOPSIS:[/b] An adaptation of E.M. Forster's first novel, written in 1905, about a middle-aged English widow, Lilia Herriton, who shocks her very repressed, proper, and dull in-laws by marrying a young local she meets while vacationing in the Italian countryside. Tragedy strikes and her relatives plot to bring her young child to England for a "proper" upbringing.
This was a pretty disappointing movie for me. It really just mimics and taps into the popularity of films like "A Room With A View", "The Importance of Being Eanrest", "Enchanted April" or even "The Painted Veil". Its mildly amusing, and pretty well acted, but that is about it. It always kind of surprises me to see Helena Bonham Carter is these type of roles. I realize they are what made her famous, but she is so much better as Marla in Fight Club, or as the Corpse Bride or the muderous Mrs. Lovett. As much as I would like too, I really cannot even say its worth watching; because its not.
Disappointment! There are so many hidden themes that are waiting to burst out and lead the audience to question the differences between society, culture, truth, class, and passion, but whenever there's a built-up, the film just vaguely represented these messages and fail to make a connection to the book and interact with the audience. Great book, plot, scenary, and cast, but a waste of movie.
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