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Widows Peak [DVD] [1994]

Joan Plowright , Mia Farrow , John Irvin    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Joan Plowright, Mia Farrow, Natasha Richardson, Adrian Dunbar, Jim Broadbent
  • Directors: John Irvin
  • Writers: Hugh Leonard
  • Producers: Jo Manuel, Julian Schlossberg, Michael White, Prudence Farrow, Steven D. Mackler
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: ITV Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Mar 2004
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00012SYNC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,191 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

In 1920s Widows Peak, a small village in Ireland, the community is thrown into disarray with the arrival of a beautiful young widow. Joan Plowright plays the village matriarch, Mrs Doyle Counihan, who prides herself on knowing all the comings and goings in the community, and everything about everyone. Amongst the villagers is the shy spinster Miss O'Hare (Mia Farrow), whose past has more to it than meets the eye, and the newcomer Edwina Broome (Natasha Richardson), who forces all the skeletons out of the closets.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Charming 15 July 2005
and fun with excellent performances especially from Joan Plowright but also Mia Farrow surprisingly convincing as Irish.
When I saw this first some years ago I was amazed that it was a box-office now it does perhaps lack a little in technical skill but still charming!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful and Charming 9 Mar 2004
This is a terrific little film that stars Mia Farrow, Natasha
Richardson and the wonderful Joan Plowright. Widows' Peak is
so named because there are so many widows in the little town.
Somone is out to do Mia Farrow in and through investigating we
find out all about all the goings on in the town. Jim Broadbent
is seen as the dentist and Adrian Dunbar is Plowright's son.
Great ending. A superb Irish grudge movie.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Widow's Peak 7 April 2010
Although I guessed the ending early, I enjoyed watching the plot unfold. Good lessons about the friendships between women. Have fun with this movie. The cast is a delight.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Romantic mystery 5 July 2009
By Lorien
Edwina's arrival (Richardson) stirs the waters at Widow's Peak. The first 'victim' is Mrs Counihan's (Joan Plowright) son, who falls in love with this independent and unusual woman. Miss O'Hare (Mia Farrow) is a bit skeptical about the newcomer and the viewer understands that something is not really what it looks. The problem is that there are some more minutes to go. So the wrapping up at the end is not so unexpected and this is a pity because the film is well acted, the Irish settings are very carefully shot and even the old fashioned atmosphere is up to the point.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Peek through the Widow's Telescope 6 May 2009
"Widow's Peak" is great fun and genuinely funny. Set in Ireland of the 1920s, it is also lovely to view. The costumes are scrumptious, and the ensemble cast is splendid.

Joan Plowright portrays the doyenne of the village of Kilshannon, who divides her time presiding over a clutch of resident widows and peering through her brass telescope to keep a watchful eye on the manners and morality of the village. Among those to whom she condescends is a rather frumpy Widow O'Hara (Mia Farrow) who, in addition to growing prize roses, has attracted the amorous attentions of the village dentist (Jim Broadbent). Suddenly, the village is turned upside down with the arrival of a glamorous widow, late of Antibes, (Miranda Richardson, who not only sets her cap for the doyenne's milk-sop son but is soon at loggerheads with the Widow O'hara. A clear case of throwing oil on troubled fires). What is their problem? Will it reveal dark secrets from the past? And even murder? I shall say no more, except buy this DVD, which has a pip of an ending!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SURPRISING ENDING. 5 Oct 2010
By vera
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Widows Peak and how. 22 May 2010
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Every one played their character so well. Oh so enjoyable and the ending though I thought I knew it still came as a wonderful surprise. Revenge oh sweet revenge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual Tale and typically Irish.... 22 Dec 2013
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Love the storyline.....the acting is excellent and the twist at the end, although you probably think it's going to end up like still inspired and adds a wee bit of humour.....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars wife loves it
cleverly written and beautifully acted theatre in small irish village - an absolute joy of observation on small society and the twist might be obvious but so much fun
the copy... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Widows Peak
What can I say. I did not get on with this one. One of the reasons why is that the acresses didn't seem capable of speaking in a believable Irish accent. Awful. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sam Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Humerous
Once again a good movie spoilt by bad sound, we did not even watch it too the end because of this.
Published 3 months ago by Christine Boyce
5.0 out of 5 stars exactly as I expected
For personal reasons I've been trying for a long time to get this film in its original version, now it's done. Great !
Published 4 months ago by jacques nissenbaum
1.0 out of 5 stars dvd
It was a very boring film and i am surprised as i think joan plowright is a good actress. I found the twist in the tale at the beginning
Published 10 months ago by Mrs. J. M. Tate
5.0 out of 5 stars Widows Peak
I love having this in my collection. Very unusual but a goood story and the acting is superb. It arrived promptly and in excellent condition.
Published 11 months ago by Pauline Westbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Widows Peak
A unique film - a mystery I suppose - set in a stunning location with superb acting. Well worth watching and it grabbed my attention from the word go.
Published 11 months ago by eileen
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy it for the acting not the story
Although well played the final denouement only proved that old adage of there only being a finite amount of story lines. Read more
Published 15 months ago by nettiem
1.0 out of 5 stars Nawful it is
High above a tiny Irish village is an area known as "Widows' Peak," inhabited by a tight-knit group of well-off widows. The doyen of the group is the venerable Mrs. Read more
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