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Widows' Peak (1994)

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Feuds, treachery, and surprising twists characterizes this British drama set in 1920's Ireland. The action takes place in Kilshannon, a resort town filled with upper middle-class snobs. Their leader is Mrs. Doyle Counihan who lives near the others in the Widow's Peak section of town. Also living in Widow's Peak is Miss O'Hare, a spinster with a mysterious past and hatred for the British. Trouble brews when the lovely British-American WW I widow Edwina Broome comes to town. In no time Mrs. Counihan's son Godfrey has fallen for the glamorous gringa much to his mother's dismay. Broome is also instantly despised by Miss O'Hare. Broome and O'Hare battle it out during the Kilshannon regatta. Subsequently O'Hare spreads rumors that Broome wants to kill her. O'Hare later comes uninvited to Broome's engagement lunch and makes a dramatic discovery. Subsequently O'Hare disappears and Broome is thrown in jail, accused of the crime. The movie offers a surprise ending.more
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

Mia Farrow
as Madeline O'Hare
Joan Plowright
as Mrs. Doyle Counihan
Natasha Richardson
as Edwina Broome
Jim Broadbent
as Mr. Clancy
Anne Kent
as Miss Grubb
Britta Smith
as Mrs. Colgan
Sheila Flitton
as Mrs. Mulrooney
Marie Conmee
as Mrs. Lawless
Ingrid Craigie
as Mrs. Purdieu
Doreen Keogh
as Mrs. Buckley
Eileen Colgan
as Mrs. Fogarty
Don Wycherley
as Rural Lout
Clive Geraghty
as Garda Super
Pauline Cadell
as Sister Teresa
Rachel Dowling
as Tall Thin Girl
Aisling Flitton
as Mary Lucy
Kevin O'Farrell
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… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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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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