My House in Umbria (2003)

My House in Umbria
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Director: Richard Loncraine
Actors: Benno Furmann, Chris Cooper, Giancarlo Giannini, Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Timothy Spall, Libero De Rienzo, Silvia De Santis, Anna Longhi, Lynn Swanson, Emmy Clarke, Cecilia Dazzi, Deirdre Harrison, Alison Cameron Adam, Taddeo Harbutt

Based on the acclaimed novel by William Trevor, My House in Umbria is a charming, evocative drama about a group of travelers in Italy who find solace and friendship after being thrown together by tragedy.

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Status: LongWait
Run time: 103mins
Origin: UNITED KINGDOM
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Member Reviews (47)

Mary
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Started slowly but got better as it went on. Couldn't guess the ending.
Posted Friday, 26 July 2013 See my other reviews
A moving story with great actors - lovely story.
Posted Thursday, 30 May 2013 See my other reviews
yeo44
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a lovely story, performed very well be Maggie Smith, bieng filmed in the beautiful area of Italy, called Unbria, with the interactions between the other characters telling a beautiful and absorbing tale was told
Posted Monday, 9 March 2009 See my other reviews
Don
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A heart-wrenching film, superbly scripted, acted, and photographed. In feeling, reminiscent of Lavender Ladies and A Room With a View, but only in feeling, not in detail. By far one of the best films of the decade.
Posted Sunday, 5 October 2008 See my other reviews
Belinda P.
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I thought it was brilliant. Maggie Smith was wonderful. thought about this a long time after the film finished. Thoroughly recommend for those who like something different. Not a chick flick at all - too deep for that throw away classification!
Posted Saturday, 31 May 2008 See my other reviews
Beverley M.
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after watching this movie ....I was not sure ,my partner thoroughly enjoyed it said it kept you entertained & intrigued .So we watched it a second time . A jolly fine movie worth a viewing .
Posted Monday, 19 May 2008 See my other reviews
Okto F.
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Maybe - Not for me, Maggie Smith character could join X-Men.
Posted Thursday, 3 April 2008 See my other reviews
Terry S.
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It had all the ingredients (great actors, beautiful location and cinematography) to make a movie I would normally truly like, but somehow it didn't pull it off. Just lacks something.
Posted Thursday, 21 February 2008 See my other reviews
Joan N.
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Loved it - one of my favourites which I happily watched again - Italy, Maggie Smith!
Posted Tuesday, 5 February 2008 See my other reviews
Faraday M.
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Posted Friday, 1 February 2008 See my other reviews
Yasmin I.
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The Italian scenery is always gorgeous. Story could have been stronger but it wasn't too bad. You get to know Maggie Smith's character very well, but you never get much more out of the others. No real development on who they were/are, what really motivates them or why. But then, perhaps that wasn't the point. In any case, I enjoyed it - much more than "Under the Tuscan Sun".
Posted Friday, 11 January 2008 See my other reviews
Helen S.
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Overall the movie setting is very beautiful but the story line is a bit odd and very rambling.Worth watching only if you are a die hard Maggie Smith or Ronnie Barker fan. His performance in probably his last screen role is a fine and very touching one.
Posted Tuesday, 11 September 2007 See my other reviews
Christine K.
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Great movie for rainy Sunday. Lots of hidden messages. Enjoy......
Posted Tuesday, 24 July 2007 See my other reviews
Margaret W.
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Posted Friday, 6 July 2007 See my other reviews
Dawn C.
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A little slow, but a nice movie. My favorite recent movie is "Shadows in the Sun"
Posted Thursday, 28 June 2007 See my other reviews
Maria C.
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Posted Friday, 18 May 2007 See my other reviews
Jill M.
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Posted Tuesday, 1 May 2007 See my other reviews
Rosie W.
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Beautiful scenery but not really any story. Worth watching for the scenery.
Posted Friday, 13 April 2007 See my other reviews
Patricia P.
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A charming story. Maggie Smith is always excellent, and makes the story so moving and real to the viewer. As I lived in Italy for three years, I really appreciated the beautiful Italian countryside. The scenery was just wonderful, and the elegant Maggie Smith was beautifully costumed. I enjoyed it immensely.
Posted Monday, 26 February 2007 See my other reviews
Sasha A.
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great cast, poor film
Posted Sunday, 25 February 2007 See my other reviews
Meagan J.
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Posted Wednesday, 3 January 2007 See my other reviews
Margo H.
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Maggie Smith wonderful as always. Movie started well but got a bit slow and boring from about the middle on but still glad I watched it.
Posted Thursday, 14 December 2006 See my other reviews
Keryn B.
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sweet, nothing startling, great actors.
Posted Monday, 11 December 2006 See my other reviews
Chris D.
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Maggie Smith, the perennially typecast pretentious ex-pat english spinster (usually in Italy now, ala Tea with Mussolini, A Room with a View et al) gives a splendidly subtle performance, not something I would frankly thought her capable of. Make the most of the dvd subtitles too, even the Italian converstions are transcribed and, being set in Italy, there are quite a few of them but frankly they aren't important ones. An endearing if frankly unlikely depiction of coping with post-traumatic stress, this is a very pretty but lightweight film about, of all things, forgiveness.
Posted Friday, 17 November 2006 See my other reviews
Emma J.
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Posted Monday, 16 October 2006 See my other reviews
Robyn P.
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Good story with good themes
Posted Thursday, 5 October 2006 See my other reviews
lakme
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This movie was magic!!! An all-smoking, all-drinking Maggie Smith was an absolute treasure, as always and played a very sympathetic character for a change. Ronnie Barker was delightful in his swan-song and the rest of the cast played wonderful roles.... even the awful uncle. The story was novel, the scenery was gorgeous and there were plenty of warm fuzzies for everyone.
Posted Wednesday, 7 June 2006 See my other reviews
Judy L.
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Okay movie but not a repeater
Posted Friday, 19 May 2006 See my other reviews
James P.
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Good plot .Great scenery. Pleasant viewing
Posted Monday, 8 May 2006 See my other reviews
patricia
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Whislt Maggie Smith is always watchable, her performance could not overcome an inherently silly story. Great actors - Giancarlo Giannini, Ronnie Barker, Timothy Spall - are utterly wasted in this chook-lit story. Nevertheless, one point for showing us always beautiful Umbria and Maggie's clothes were stunning.
Posted Tuesday, 11 April 2006 See my other reviews
Terence B.
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Anna R.
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Posted Friday, 24 March 2006 See my other reviews
John C.
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Posted Tuesday, 14 March 2006 See my other reviews
Suzanne B.
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Posted Monday, 6 March 2006 See my other reviews
Geraldine R.
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A delightful movie, with good acting and some lovely scenery. Miles apart from those Hollywood blockbusters and actors who just mumble.
Posted Monday, 27 February 2006 See my other reviews
Ian D.
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good for insomniacs
Posted Wednesday, 8 February 2006 See my other reviews
Posted Tuesday, 7 February 2006 See my other reviews
Nathan A.
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Posted Thursday, 2 February 2006 See my other reviews
Peter M.
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Not a great story but the characters are great and the atmosphere of rural and classical Italy are really very special.
Posted Friday, 6 January 2006 See my other reviews
Brian G.
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What a delightful, sensuous, sensitive, evocative and visually luscious movie! The story line is marvellous, and acting (especially by an elegantly aged Maggie Smith) is superb. An absolute joy! For some reason it reminded me of another great movie, "The English Patient".
Posted Monday, 21 November 2005 See my other reviews
William S.
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Posted Tuesday, 8 November 2005 See my other reviews
Carrie M.
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Thought it was going to be a good flick but I didn't like it at all. Maggie Smith's character is totally unlikeable, as is Chris Cooper's. By the end of it I just wanted it to be over!!
Posted Thursday, 27 October 2005 See my other reviews
Kylie B.
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Posted Wednesday, 26 October 2005 See my other reviews
Ian P.
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Great cast, Maggi Smith English national treasure. Ronnie Barker in his last role before his untimely death. Goos storyline.
Posted Monday, 24 October 2005 See my other reviews
CC.
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Posted Wednesday, 28 September 2005 See my other reviews
Taflyn F.
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Absolutely spectacular cinematography! Wonderful acting! Loved this movie - but definitely a chick flick (no romance though). Bit slow in parts. Highly recommended.
Posted Tuesday, 27 September 2005 See my other reviews
John B.
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Posted Tuesday, 13 September 2005 See my other reviews