James Ivory directs Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter in this period drama where two Edwardian families intermingle in a series of romances, compromises and deceits.
So much plot. It certainly isn’t stately. Yet all the pieces (a mini-series worth) fall into place without ever feeling skimmed over. The class division stuff holds up to scrutiny. Thompson and Hopkins are excellent. Not really my jam but there’s little to fault here.
Perfect Double Bill: A Room With A View (1985)
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