The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.


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  • Maggie Smith in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
  • Maggie Smith in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
  • Maggie Smith in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

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10 May 2005 | gpadillo
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| One of the Best Films of the 1980s
As Judith Maggie Smith turns in the performance of a lifetime and one of the best and most complete portrayals by any actor on film. This is an astonishing film, full of bleak Irish heartbreak, yet with the promise of hope.

Smith is a no less than a revelation in the title role and one cannot help but route for this desperate character even when all looks hopeless. The screenplay had been fought over for years by actresses of every stripe, with, for a while, Jane Fonda, leading the pack of actresses trying to get Judith onto the screen. It's a good thing Maggie Smith won out.

The ensemble cast of actors led by Bob Hoskins is fully up to Smith's standard and the emotional wallops this movie packs are big ones indeed.

George Delarue's score is simply perfect underlying with the exact weight and gravity - and sweetness - of every situation.

When is this thing coming out on DVD? It's simply ridiculous it hasn't yet appeared.

Highest recommendation.

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