Stifled British wives Lottie and Rose rent an Italian villa for a husbandless vacation. Sharing the retreat are acerbic widow Mrs. Fisher and socialite Caroline. The four spend a month savoring newfound freedom and the opportunity for self-discovery.
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A reasonable rendering of a proto-feminist novel. The look and feel is everything - and that is pleasantly realised - but it lacks bite, or at least something to hold on to, interpreting the book's adept eye as feyness. One isn't looking for eviscerating social commentary but a little spice in it's snuff might have quickened its footsteps a little. All the same, a filmic biscuit dunked in a reassuring cup of tea.