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Widows Peak [DVD] [1994]
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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 flop......re-viewing now it does perhaps lack a little in technical skill but still charming!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 5 July 2009
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
"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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 December 2013
Love the storyline.....the acting is excellent and the twist at the end, although you probably think it's going to end up like that....is still inspired and adds a wee bit of humour.....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2010
ONE OF THREE- FILM PACKAGE OFFER,WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT,JUST RIGHT FOR THE IMMINENT LONG WINTER EVENINGS !
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on 8 December 2014
Good story line. Originally written for Maureen O'hara and her daughter Mia Farrow. Had they both acted in the characters that were identified for them, this would have been an amazing film. Without that its still watchable, but the kin connection between characters is a little strange. None the less, Joan Plowright and the rest of the cast were all brilliant.
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on 25 September 2014
You know from the very beginning of the film that something is cooking!!! You make plans and unmake them as you go along and things shift, but there is something there and after all is said and done you are not really surprised at the end. You get a good laugh and say: "Good for them!!"
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