Enchanted April
Enchanted April (1992)

Previously filmed in 1935 with Ann Harding, Enchanted April, a romantic novel by Elizabeth, was remade in 1992. The first film skips along superficially at 66 minutes: the second, directed by the always intriguing Mike Newell, runs 101… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 5, 1992
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mike Newell's adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim's moves at a more generous pace than the 1935 version, allowing excellent performances from Miranda Richardson and Joan Plowright to flourish.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

In a raucous movie summer, this is a film for those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine, and a recollection of a time when women and movies could be purveyors of enchantment.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The ladies are well bred, the scenery is lovely and the dialogue is polished and polite. It helps that the same villa in Portofino where Miss von Armin wrote the novel has been used to fine effect as the film's principal setting.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

A small sun-dappled pleasure of a film.

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Variety Staff

Strong cast's reliable playing is undercut by a script that dawdles over well-trod territory.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Is it fair to ask why usually sophisticated Americans turn to mush over this particular variety of moribund ersatz art?

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TV Guide

The whole thing seems like it was dreamed up during a sleepy afternoon by the Italian seaside, and is guaranteed to put viewers into a similarly soporific state.

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Time Out

Personalities clash but are cheerfully reconciled, and marital tensions are swiftly resolved.

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James Berardinelli

Personalities clash but are cheerfully reconciled, and marital tensions are swiftly resolved.

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An undeniably pretty but ultimately vacant period drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
American sensibilities usually go agog when it comes to English country homes and their varied inhabitants, which is why "Downton Abbey" is an… More
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Jim Hunter
Four English ladies rent an Italian villa. The biggest surprise about Enchanted April is that it's not a Merchant/Ivory production. It has all the… More
John Ballantine
I'm not one for the period pieces but I am willing to make an exception for this one. Same old, same old in terms of a story line. Brits abroad in a… More
Robert C
A period 'romantic comedy' with an amazing ensemble cast. Funny, romantic and a little magical. THe Italian countryside is GORGEOUS!
Dannielle Albert
A delightful movie. Very quotable, funny, and relaxing to watch.

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