Room with a View – Reviewed by Doug Boilesen
A visit to Florence, Italy circa 1900 changes the life of a young girl (Lucy Honeychurch played by Helena Bonham-Carter) when romance strikes from an unexpected source. This movie has a magical quality to it; perhaps it's a combination of Italy (a place my wife and I continue to talk about someday visiting), the innocence of the first kiss and the hauntingly beautiful Puccini music (highlighted by O Mio Babbino Carro). I loved Lucy Honeychurch's passionate piano piece that personified her internal struggle (to listen or not to listen to her aunt) and her sexual energy (repressed).
This is another movie that I haven't seen for sometime, but it's a romance that left strong impressions that tell me it belongs in my top ten.
Room with a View
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