Where Angels Fear to Tread
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A wealthy, upper-class British widow marries a much younger Italian man with disastrous results in this turn-of-the-century costume drama based on the E.M. Forster novel. After marrying into a wealthy family and then losing her husband, middle-aged Lilia Herriton (Helen Mirren) suffers under the disapproving yoke of her haughty mother-in-law (Barbara Jefford). At the suggestion of family friend Caroline Abbott (Helena Bonham Carter), Lilia leaves her young daughter and in-laws for a holiday in Italy, where she falls in love with the penniless but handsome Gino Carella (Giovanni Guidelli). When… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story's constant and unexpected turns do provide rewards, but the real value of the film is in the richness with which it presents moral and emotional conflicts, laying them out with sensible realism and power."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"A richly nuanced comedy of manners about the affect of a foreign country and its culture on two provincial souls."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Where Angels Fear to Tread is slow and deliberate, but the film is so absorbing that the audience won't mind."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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