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Where Angels Fear to Tread

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Charles Sturridge

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Plot Summary

When recent widow Lilia Herriton traveled to Italy, she fell in love with handsome, charming, and penniless Gino Carella. The marriage between Lilia and Gino sparked a conflict with her family and friends that will change them all forever. All of their proper lives are torn apart by the conflict between love, awakening sexual passion, and 19th century propriety created when a widow follows her heart. Starring Rupert Graves ("V for Vendetta," "The Madness of King George"), Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen," "Elizabeth I"), Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominee Helena Bonham Carter ("The Wings of the Dove," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"), and Academy Award-nominee, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Judy Davis ("A Passage to India," "Husbands and Wives").

Customer Reviews

Great if you understand E.M. Forster

This movie wasn't just made up - and people here think it was the director's fault. Clearly they never read the book by E.M. Forster. The movie was done beautifully and it followed the book to a 'T'. Not every story has a happy ending and this book clearly shows the misgivings of then english society and the class system where everything is centred on the 'good name' of the family. I loved this movie when it first came out , but it came out the same time as "Howard's End" - and the latter, also a story about the English class system, with its more famous actors, like Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson did better in the box office. But still, I love this movie and have been looking for copies of it for ages. Glad I found it here on iTunes.

English people being horrid

A strangely uninvolving and slack little film, despite a great cast, Italian locations, and good source material. Rent "Room with a View" instead for your period costume and sunny locations fix. This one's a dud.

Anti-English Propaganda

This movie must have been made by someone who really hates the English. Let's see, our main characters are two thieving relatives, one upper class twit, and one morbid woman who wanders in and out like a ghost. Oh, and a bunch of Italian-speaking extras.

Plot? Sure - there's three or four plots, all competing for screen time. Mainly resolved by having someone die.

Spoiler Alert -- Don't worry, it all ends happily, other than the beloved baby who dies toward the end. Thankfully the baby is quickly forgotten so we can have an uplifting ending about two loveless souls supporting one another through the terrible adversity of being English.