Enchanted April

7.31 h 32 min1992X-RayPG
Lottie Wilkins and Rose Arbuthnot, two married women living in 1920's London share the misery of empty relationships with their spouses and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away...
Mike Newell
Alfred MolinaJoan PlowrightMiranda Richardson
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Euphobia1Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just like the book, almost!
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Loved it! Although the producers changed the storyline in one important aspect. The original book was better but if you have not read and loved the book it possibly does not matter. The BBC used to do this sort of adaptation beautifully and using the original castle in Italy did add to the pleasure.
All the acting is superb. In the 1990s the actors knew how to deliver believable performances and did not have to rely on editing. Will buy copies for my friends. Be careful of world video sectors though as my copy was a PAL and would not work in the NTSC section. Might be wise to buy the NTSC section that works anywhere.
Great buy and one of my favourite DVDs. Everyone should have an Enchanted April. I sound like a paid advertisement. I'm not.
43 people found this helpful
Benjamin M LambethReviewed in the United States on October 2, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
started out great but the end.....
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I was in love with this movie to begin with, women needing a bit of time off and doing do and pushing back against fear. One woman fearing her husband would be angry and the other that her husband wouldn't care. They invite two more women to be able to afford the month long vacation and in the first days the isolation forces the women to face the reality of life back home. Absolutely beautiful...until they invite their seriously flawed husbands (one husband stopped by to "visit" his female friend and accidently ran into his wife who spoiled a potential affair, the other husband said his wife is useful in his business dealings and literally tells her as much). They do this out of guilt from taking time away to enjoy themselves and the story ends about "being better off in pairs". So, the theme here is that the women are no good without a man. What could have been about self discovery and the bravery of self growth when facing isolation became out enduring bad relationships so you wont be alone....ffs.
8 people found this helpful
Mathew A. ShemberReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A sweet story
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If you want a simple redemption/rejuvenation story with no "real" villains; this is it.

You have an unhappy woman in a tiring marriage. She decides to take a vacation after reading an ad for a villa in Italy. She finds three other women to share the costs. One she befriends and the other two aren't so friendly. Each has are from different levels of society and each has their own issues.

Things start to change once they end up at the villa. It's a beautiful setting. Costello Brown which sits above Portifino. In the movie; it's San Salvatore.

Though some people don't like the propensity of films having a happy ending; this is one they shouldn't mind. Some may not like the fact it does end.

The cast is wonderful. Alfred Molina, Jim Broadbent, Joan Plowright, Josie Lawrence, Michael Kitchen, Miranda Richardson, and Polly Walker.

Streaming wise? No issues.
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R. D. PackerReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Enchanted April is a wonderful movie about new life and rejuvenation. It’s about perceiving life in a new way. It’s about rekindled relationships. New beginnings. New friendships. Finding love again. And we the viewers get to be a part of all this as well as enjoy the gorgeous scenery and music. I highly recommend this movie when you need your spirits lifted! It’s lovely on every level!
31 people found this helpful
Michele TaylorReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
It is a jewel of a movie and very perfect in so many ways
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If you had 6 stars, I would give this movie 6 stars. It is a jewel of a movie and very perfect in so many ways. Marriage after a while gets stale unless the wife finds 3 other women to rent a villa in Italy, It is April in England and raining. The women start out as not even friends but each woman needs to go forward in life and the rain in England isn't helping their situations. All need a vacation. They find a paradise in the rented villa and soon, one of the most trod upon wife wants her husband to join her. Another finds love with the quirky young man who owns the villa. Another older woman finds friends with the other women, something she has failed to do as she has grown older. Another woman, wife and I feel neglected. finds those magical sparks to put back in her marriage. It is a great story, a very good film and the actors are perfect for their parts. 6 stars!
55 people found this helpful
PatienceReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not A Customer Friendly Company
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First of all, this is a wonderful and inspiring movie so that isn't the issue here. We purchased this from a seller in England because it didn't seem to be available in the US. We weren't informed that this DVD would not play on certain DVD players here in the US, so when it arrived we couldn't watch the movie. Talk about a disappointment because this film is one of my favorites. I contacted the company and they refused to give me a refund saying that I should have know this about differing zones, etc. but that they could see, in reading the description of the item, that there was ambiguous information about the ability to 'play' the film on certain DVD players.

Now, strangely enough, the cost of this DVD was minimal and the shipping costs were nearly as much as the actual film. So they're only offer was for us to ship it back, postage on us too, and then and only then, would they refund our money! I tried to explain that we would spend even more money shipping it back to England and wind up paying twice as much as we had in the first place. The company never budged and this is hard to believe because the refund would have been less than $12.00 overall but they still refused. So my advice would be 'Buyer Beware' and know that this company will not work with you if there are any issues.
4 people found this helpful
Alicia de las PozasReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful movie with very good cast
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I have always heard that this is a beautiful movie and finally I decided to buy it.
When I finished watching the movie I felt very optimistic thinking that problems could be resolved.
The plot started with two friends with some issues with their husbands. They decide to visit an old house with a beautiful garden in the South of Italy. There is another young lady there who also has some problems, as she was abandoned by her father who is the husband of one of the older ladies. All their problems are solved in this beautiful place at the end of the movie.
The quality of the DVD is not good, the main problem is in the darker scenes at the beginning of the movie, but it is worth seeing it because of the outstanding cast and lovely scene for a gorgeous garden settings.
26 people found this helpful
Emma J.Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Story for the Heart
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I love this movie. It is so well cast. Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Joan Plowright, and Polly Walker, play English ladies remarkably different in their characters and who decide to rent a “castle in Italy with Wysteria” together for a couple of weeks. They do not know each other beforehand and the story depicts their experience of sharing such a serene location to solve their individual troubles. Alfred Molina, Michael Kitchen and Jim Broadbent playing the male leads.
The film is beautifully photographed on Italy’s scenic coast in a gorgeous setting pretty well promising romance. This is a feel good movie - one which will make the saddest heart feel soothed and that love is just around the corner waiting where least expected.
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