A VILLAGE AFFAIR
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Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope
Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for someone else: his wife, Alice.
Alice has a gilded life--beautiful children, a handsome husband, and a stately home. Secretly, she’s depressed after the birth of her third child and unhappy in her marriage. Clodagh proves irresistible. But when tongues start wagging, the women learn that love might not be enough.
Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope (Friday Nights, The Rector’s Wife) and filmed in picturesque countryside, this British production stars Sophie Ward (The Shell Seekers), Kerry Fox (Welcome to Sarajevo), Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Jeremy Northam (Emma, The Tudors), Michael Gough (Batman), and Claire Bloom, with a young Keira Knightley in one of her first screen roles.
DVD FEATURES INCLUDE cast filmographies and Joanna Trollope biography.
Top Customer Reviews
The story is a good one, but I didn't like any of the actors; they were bland and boring with the exception of Claire Bloom who injects some life into the film, playing Martin's overbearing mother. Sophie Ward's Alice is too colorless and dull to care about and she conjured up no romantic sparks. Kerry Fox overacts constantly, always making loud, pleading speeches when a whispered one would be better. I didn't like her so the story fell flat.
This BBC movie takes a good look at life in a village where everyone knows everything about everybody - not a good place to carry on a lesbian love affair. It's an acceptable but lackluster film that could have been better with a stronger cast.
Something like that. Ack. Sooooo overdramatically depressing!!!
Some spoilers this paragraph only. So Clodagh Unwin is the desperate lesbian... I didn't think she had an ounce of chemistry with Alice. She was just an odd character who swoops in and seems to be after Alice's husband. Somehow she charms the kids, gets Martin a job, and gets Alice painting again. And suddenly they're in love and frolicking about having tea and crumpets in their little lesbo fantasy. She expects Alice to just abandon her life... when this doesn't happen, their secret little affair falls apart. Alice realizes her family must come first... and despite feeling Clodagh is the love of her life... she tells her to beat it, basically. Now Clodagh is always coming out of the trees to show up at Alice's house like some sneaky ole snake with forbidden fruit in hand...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good story line, good acting. enjoyed also seeing a very young keira knightley in one of her first rolesPublished 12 months ago by betty daugherty
I love lesbian romances that aren't too youthful or edgy (or political), and this fits the bill plus I liked the English village setting. Read morePublished 15 months ago by soda
I have enjoyed this dvd. It has a good story and was well produced. I would recommend this to other period drama lovers.Published on March 11, 2013 by Thomas A. Baumgarten
Sweet story and the best lesbian seduction scene ever. However, I was very disappointed at the ending. It's a wonder they didn't have a tree fall on her (the evil lesbian). Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by Jean Musmacher
It is not a new film, but it's a pleasure to experience. Sophie Ward and Kerry F0x are stunning. Sophie carries the film as she beautifully the emotional changes her character is... Read morePublished on February 8, 2012 by wise owl
This item should have had a pornography rating. This was not the cozy English village mystery that I thought that I had purchased. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by LavenderBlueCottage
If you are a soap opera fan, then this may fill the bill. Throw in a meddling mother-in-law, a token lesbian affair, a flirtatious but bewildered husband and a few kids, and there... Read morePublished on August 1, 2010 by Zebra