Widows' Peak (1994)

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In the Irish town of Kilshannon in the 1920s, a matriarchal clique of widows tightly sets the rules for behavior. Heading the town's ruling circle is the doughty Mrs. Counihan (Joan Plowright). The only non-widow in town is a reclusive middle-aged spinster, Miss O'Hare (Mia Farrow), who seems to be guarding some kind of secret. Crashing into this provincial coterie is dashing, urbane Edwina Broome (Natasha Richardson), who immediately starts feuding with O'Hare, for no apparent good reason. Broome mangles O'Hare's prize roses and bumps her skiff in a boat race. Counihan's dimwitted son, Godfrey (Adrian Dunbar), proposes marriage to Edwina. Eventually, the true motives of all involved are revealed.
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PG
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Mia Farrow
as Madeline O'Hare
Joan Plowright
as Mrs. Doyle Counihan
Natasha Richardson
as Edwina Broome
Adrian Dunbar
as Godfrey
Jim Broadbent
as Mr. Clancy
Anne Kent
as Miss Grubb
Garrett Keogh
as Grogan
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
Oliver Maguire
as Kilkelly
Tina Kellegher
as Dolores
Nick Grennell
as Compere
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
Michael Casey
as Pianist
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Critic Reviews for Widows' Peak

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May 20, 2003
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May 12, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Widows' Peak

½

Pleasant period piece with good performances all around and a murder mystery that runs in the more to Murder, She Wrote than to Agatha Christie.

Joe Moran
Joe Moran

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.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Enjoyable comedy, a little too talky sometimes, but it does a muse and entertain. Wonderfully cast, especially Miranda Richardson. Mia Farrow is curiously miscast however. Nicely produced and well made.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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