A Room With A View

DVD - 2008
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
A Room With A View
Lucy Honeychurch and her nervous chaperone embark on a grand tour of Italy. Alongside sweeping landscapes, Lucy encounters a suspect group of characters (socialist Mr. Emerson and his working-class son George, in particular) who both surprise and intrigue her. When piqued interest turns to potential romance, Lucy is whisked home to England, where her attention turns to Cecil Vyse. But now, with a well-developed appetite for adventure, will Lucy make the daring choice when it comes to love? Andrew Davies offers a new adaptation of the E.M. Forster classic.


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Jul 04, 2014
  • jblane rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

NO Closed Captions! I couldn't watch it. What a letdown!

Aug 23, 2013
  • crisathome rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not as good as the version I have with Helena Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith. I much prefer the ending of the older version with Maggie Smith to this one. This version was dry, stuffy, and not nearly as much fun as the way the other was presented.

Aug 13, 2013
  • Janice21383 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

When you start rooting for Lucy to marry Cecil Vyse, you know a production of Room With a View is in trouble. The lovers are played as self-confident, modern types, and there is no reason why they should not fall into one another's arms immediately. I blame the screenplay, which does not show class differences but tells them (e.g. "you are a different class than him". That's Andrew Davies, earning the big bucks.) In addition, it has the most pointless change of ending I have seen in a produced screenplay. There is a lot of architecture and scenery, if you like that kind of thing.

Oct 02, 2012
  • phoebewarren rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a romantic movie that takes place in England and Italy. The characters range from very young to very old, and all of them are charming. It is a study of the elegance and beauty in creativity, spontaneity, sincerity, and sensitivity to the beauty of normal life. Excellent acting, sound track, photography.

Oct 02, 2012
  • sofi92 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This version is good, but I like the one better with Helen Bonham-Carter. The chemistry between all the characters are better

Nov 10, 2011
  • ElectricMayhem rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This version was ok, but no where near as good as the original Merchant/Ivory production. The use of flashback was kind of annoying and the change to the ending was so sad and unnecessary.

Aug 24, 2010
  • Carine_Dominique_Lavoie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Quite an enjoyable film, a lot better then i though it would be, cute romance, absolutely beautiful scenery of florence

Feb 02, 2010
  • bazzlevi rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not as good as the Merchant/Ivory version. The original book is a comedy of manners; this adaptation lacks the humor of both the book and the Merchant/Ivory production. Some of the characterizations were interesting, and the chemistry between George and Lucy was more believable, but otherwise this fell flat.


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