Enchanted April Enchanted April (1992) UK Rating

Jim Broadbent plays Frederick Arbuthnot   Also starring Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright and Polly Walker

"A month so extraordinary their lives will never be the same"

Plot Summery:  Two proper Englishwomen, determined to get away from their drab lives and inattentive husbands, find paradise among the serene countryside of the Italian Riviera.  When the pair rent a magnificent villa for a month, they share expenses with two unlikely companions - an austere dowager and a bored socialite.  Initially, personalities clash, but the hideaway holds a special magic that soon sparks friendships and reminds the women of the ways to live and love that have long eluded them.

Patrick's comments: This is an enchantingly gentle comedy set in the 1920's staring two very special people, Josie Lawrence (as Lotti) and Miranda Richardson (as Rose).  Jim plays a jolly character who leads a double life as husband to Rose and, under a pseudonym, moves in glamorous circles as an author.  He pootles about playing an imaginary trumpet to himself and when he's not doing that he's snogging Miranda Richardson!  Watch out for the very amusing Joan Plowright who plays a delightful old bag.


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