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Enchanted April

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Elegant period film explores deep emotions.

Movie PG 1992 93 minutes
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Quiet and unassuming, Academy Award-nominated ENCHANTED APRIL nevertheless enthralls without having to rely on cinematic pyrotechnics like other, lesser movies do. No heavy-handed soundtrack to steer emotions, no special effects, not even a hint of melodrama or over-comedy. Instead, it presents, as is, its fundamental suggestion: that a complete change in scenery can reframe one's thoughts and emotions, sometimes to monumental effect. It's a simple enough premise, perhaps too simple for some movie-watchers. But there's no denying its truth. Plot can only go so far, however, and this film is successful for yet another reason -- its cast. The four female leads are spot on -- enchanting, one and all.

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