Nominated for eight Oscars in 1986, including Best Picture, and winner of three,
this Merchant Ivory production beautifully adapts E.M. Forster's novel
about a proper young lady's romance with a free-spirited chap that she meets in Italy.
"A Room with a View" tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter).
Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must
wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between two suitors--the passionate George (Julian Sands)
and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis).
The film contains witty dialogue and artful direction in a distinctly
British style, and is the epitome of the Merchant Ivory period romance.
This film is not rated but contains sensuality and one scene of male frontal nudity.