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Where Angels Fear to Tread In this lush adaptation of E.M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread, his first novel, widowed Lilia (a vibrant Mirren) marries a...Where Angels Fear to TreadDramaPT116MPG In this lush adaptation of E.M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread, his first novel, widowed Lilia (a vibrant Mirren) marries a...2006-11-10Helena Bonham CarterFine Line Features

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Genre: Drama; Starring: Rupert Graves, Judy Davis, Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter; Director: Charles Sturridge; Runtime (in minutes): 116; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Fine Line Features

In this lush adaptation of E.M. Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread, his first novel, widowed Lilia (a vibrant Mirren) marries a common (if dashing) Italian dentist (Giovanni Guidelli). When a new baby arrives, her late husband’s family is compelled to interfere — for appearances’ sake, of course. Those who don’t normally cotton to turn-of-the-century British sagas won’t be seduced by this starchy dramedy (it’s no Howards End). But Angels features superb performances by Mirren, Davis as the stuffy sister-in-law, and Rupert Graves as her forgiving brother.

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Originally posted November 10 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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