Howards End is E.M. Forster's beautifully subtle story of the crisscrossing paths of the privileged and those they disdain--and of a remarkable pair of women who can see beyond class distinctions. Dramatic and tragic, but also surprisingly funny, this James Ivory film focuses on a pair of unmarried sisters (Emma Thompson, who won an Oscar, and Helena Bonham Carter) who befriend a poor young clerk (Sam West) and, without meaning to, ruin his life. Meanwhile, Thompson also makes the acquaintance of a dying neighbor (Vanessa Redgrave), who leaves her a family home in her will--which her husband (Anthony Hopkins) destroys. But, ironically, he meets and falls in love with Thompson, even as their paths once more intersect with the increasingly miserable young clerk. Nuanced acting, gorgeous but muted cinematography, and a beautifully economical script by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, which also won an Oscar. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is one of my favorite British movies and was pleased to find it sold in Canada. However, I am in the process of purchasing an all region DVD player so I can watch it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dianne
In spite of its challenging plot 'Howards End' is redolent of a bygone England and the complex interplay between the classes of Edwardian society. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr Elgin M Loney
I think Howards End was a great movie very well done enjoyed every moment of it ,Anthony Hopkins of course was superb.j.a.Published on Aug. 13 2013 by J. M. Arnold
I usually enjoy a non action packed movie as long as the movie has a good story, but this one seems to drag a bit, back and forth quite a bit, don't let a story line or... Read morePublished on June 24 2012 by Frances
Excellent interpretation of the book and well cast. Had been meaning to watch this for years and was not disappointed.Published on Nov. 3 2010 by Christine Boden
Send a DVD that is not viewable in Canada despite shipping the product to Canada. Has not provided a refund since the DVD was returned over a month ago. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2004 by AAA
This story line is good enough to keep you in suspence and entertained at the same time. Anthony is perfect as usual. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2003