it's astonishing how swiftly the luminous, tender charm of the Cambridge platonic romance subsides to ponderous tedium as soon as Hugh Grant marries the milquetoast and the rather less witty gamekeeper arrives on the scene
I am glad that sites like mubi exist, otherwise I would have never heard of this (and many other) beautiful film. So many emotions...
This film swept me off my feet to think I waited a decade in order to watch this. Superb acting done by Hugh Grant, James Wilby and Rupert Graves
Exraordinary beautiful. This is where Hugh Grant really showed his talent and mastery of character transformation. Loved the final scene with him closing the windows [of his previous life].
What an exquisite film, and such a perfect love story. I don't think there has been an ensemble cast to match the one in the Merchant Ivory era - I so miss those days! Wilby, Grant, and Graves in particular hit a high note in their acting careers with this piece.
Despite a dressy veneer, this is a tender adapatation of the posthumous Forster novel. Handsomely realised and performed with earnest conviction, this is one of the finer entries in the Merchant Ivory canon shot through with a gentle but righteous sense of an unjust world.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Still very relevant and topical today. Thank you for posting this brilliant and moving film.