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Enchanted April (1991)
Enchanted April (1991)
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Avg. Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars(based on 108 reviews)
Sales Rank: 12
Category: Video

Director: Mike Newell
Publisher: Paramount
Studio: Paramount
Manufacturer: Paramount
Label: Paramount
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Ntsc
Languages: English (Original Language), Italian (Original Language)
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Media: VHS Tape
Running Time: 93 minutes
Number Of Items: 1

ISBN: 6302728657
UPC: 097361511436
EAN: 0097361511436
ASIN: 6302728657

Release Date: April 13, 1994
Theatrical Release Date: 1992
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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Editorial Reviews:
This lovely, 1991 adaptation of Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel has a superb cast and a tone so mellow you can feel your pulse get slower. Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson play a pair of unhappily married women who rent an Italian villa for a month, sharing the rent with a crusty Englishwoman (Joan Plowright) and a lonely aristocrat (Polly Walker). Sun, rest, sinking into the green grass for long naps--they all have a soulful effect on the quartet, and then on the men in their lives who make a surprise visit. Mike Newell (Into the West) directs with seeming effortlessness, and it is impossible not to be swayed by the promise of restoration for these burdened characters--or for anyone alive. Wonderful performances all around, including a particularly sensitive one by Alfred Molina and a very funny one by Jim Broadbent. --Tom Keogh

Customer Reviews:   Read 103 more reviews...

5 out of 5 stars Invitation to the Voyage   June 16, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

"My child, my sister, dream

How sweet all things would seem

Were we in that kind land to live together,

And there love slow and long,

There love and die among

Those scenes that image you, that sumptuous weather."

Charles Baudelaire

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim, "Enachanted April" can be described in one sentence - it takes place in the early 1920s when four London women, four strangers decide to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April. It is the correct description but it will not prepare you for the fact that "Enchanted April" - an ultimate "feel good" movie is perfection of its genre. Lovely and sunny, tender and peaceful, kind and magical, it is like a ray of sun on your face during springtime when you want to close your eyes and smile and stop this moment of serene happiness and cherish it forever. This is the movie that actually affected my life. I watched it during the difficult times when I was lost, unhappy and very lonely, when I had to deal with the sad and tragic events and to come to terms with some unflattering truth about myself. It helped me to regain my optimism and hope that anything could be changed and anything is possible. I had promised to myself then that no matter what, I would pull myself out of misery and self-pity and I would appreciate every minute of life - with its joy and its sadness...I promised myself that I would go to Italy and later that year I did and I was not alone.

Charming, enchanting, and heartwarming, "Enchanted April" is one of the best movies ever made and my eternal love. This little film is a diamond of highest quality.

5 out of 5 stars I keep on being Enchanted....   June 14, 2006
This is my absolute favorite movie and I have just finished watching it for over the 100th time.OK-- Call me obsessed.I wanted a bit of a spiritual lift tonight and I wasn't disappointed. It is magic each and every time I see that metamorphosis go on between the characters.All in due time, each character finds a way to eventually renew existing relationships as well as begin new ones--which only transpires once in magical Italy of course... I have never watched a movie this many times and yet I still find it as joyful to watch as the first time . It is sweet and gentle , humerous and magical...
Not to mention I have all of my beautiful Italia to look at!
Che bella!

I must say that my two VHS versions are beginning to look a little fuzzy from over use. I know I 've not been the only one screaming for the DVD!! C'mon already!!!!Who do you have to know???

5 out of 5 stars Sunshine and Wisteria   May 28, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Enchanted April is my all-time favorite movie. I love the scenery so much I had a mural of my favorite scene painted as a mural on a bathroom wall. It truly takes you away from your troubles and puts you in 19th Century England, with horse-drawn carriages, long dresses, gorgeous scenery and many, many flowers. How can you not like it?

Four women of different cultural status share an Italian villa for the month of April. They learn strengths and weaknesses of themselves and of each other. It's springtime in Italy! The plot is so wonderful, I don't want to give it away. It truly deserves to be discovered by each viewer for themselves.

Please, please, come out with the DVD. It will sell - I assure you.

5 out of 5 stars Where's the DVD already!   May 22, 2006
  3 out of 3 found this review helpful

I cannot believe this wonderful film has not been made into DVD for the American viewer. Everyone I know just loves this film and luckily I still have my old VHS tape but let's get on with the new millenium and get this movie out on DVD now!

5 out of 5 stars Take a vacation to Italy....from your chair   April 28, 2006
  4 out of 4 found this review helpful

This movie is in my Top Ten list. Like other reviewers, I watch this movie whenever I feel the need to escape to a tranquil place. The plot, the characters, and the location all intertwine beautifully. So much that you may find yourself in the castle with them.

I am hoping the studio releases Enchanted April in DVD format. You'd think by now the studio would release it!! (If you are from the studio, take heed...the DVD will sell well! And while you are at it, throw in some extras, like a 2nd DVD with actor/director/producer commentaries, a short similar film, etc.)

I recommend this movie to eveyone.

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