Where Angels Fear to Tread


Where Angels Fear to Tread Review

Insanely overwrought British period drama (based on E.M. Forster's first novel) has corset-ready standbys like Rupert Graves, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, and Helen Mirren headed to turn-of-last-century Italy. The story gets off to a promising start as the wealthy Mirren decides to marry an Italian of low status (Guidelli), finding a culture clash that only gets worse with the pronouncement that she is pregnant. Unfortunately, Mirren's character dies during childbirth, launching the movie into its primary plotline -- the war over the child, fought by her family and her no-Ingles husband. Sadly, this plot is melodramatic, incredibly phony, and nearly unwatchable. Unless you've just got a thing for corsets and petticoats, give this one a pass.

Where Angels Fear to Tread

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Run time: 116 mins

In Theaters: Friday 28th February 1992

Distributed by: Simitar


Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 6.6 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Philip Herriton, as Lilia Herriton, as Caroline Abbott, as Mrs. Herriton, as Harriet Herriton, as Mr. Kingcroft, as Irma, as Mr. Abbott, as Mrs. Theobald, as Ethel, Siria Betti as Hotel-Keeper, as Gino Carella, Anna Lelio as Perfetta, Luca Lazzareschi as Spiridione, Sergio Falasca as Carriage Driver