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Travels With My Aunt [VHS]
From the Back Cover
Scripted by Jay Presson Allen and Hugh Wheeler from the best-selling novel by Graham Green, Travels with My Aunt is a "delightful, sophisticated fare" (Movies on TV and Videocassette). Co-starring Lou Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentlemen) and Cindy Williams (American Graffiti), this "grand rollicking adventure... is a hilarious yet poignant offbeat romantic comedy that is a triumph of exquisite style and sensibility" (The Los Angeles Times).
Top Customer Reviews
Maggie Smith plays Aunt Augusta, a wild septuagenarian scoundrel who incarnates life itself. No small acting feat, especially when she also portrays her as a teenager in flashbacks. Even with The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by comparison, this is still her greatest achievement. Robert Stephens, her sometime real life husband, another great actor and co-star from The Prime plays her one true love, Mr. Visconti.
Too many magical moments to mention, though the scene when we first encounter Visconti at 'the most romantic railway station in Europe' as the present dissolves back to their first meeting is indescribable.
Oh yes, I haven't told you the plot have I?
Well let's see Alec Mc Cowan plays Henry, her nephew ("Be that the whole truth, woman?"--Louis Gosset) a middle aged banker who is set in his ways and---
---Oh, never mind! Just leave your dahlias behind in the garden to fend for themselves and climb aboard the Orient Express with Aunt Augusta.
And by all means, go first class. You never know when poverty might strike, like influenza.
Its fascinating to look at the output of Graeme Greene, and compare the film versions of his books: THE QUIET AMERICAN, THE END OF THE AFFAIR, BRIGHTON ROCK, THE FALLEN IDOL, THE THIRD MAN.....just so prolific.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw this Movie many years ago and it is still as precious as it was before I loved it !Published 2 months ago by Andrea Kingsley
When it's good, it's great. Maggie Smith is amazing. Story can get meandering and bogged down. Maggie keeps chugging along and eventually the movie picks up steam again. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JCN
Medicore at best ... the graphics for the cover are more interesting than the movie.Published 6 months ago by Susan Wood
I didn't realize this was a comedy. I dislike most comedies because they are just insipid. Maggie Smith is wonderful, of course. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Oma
One of my all time favorite films. Wonderfully acted -- in a British fashion, which makes sense. It leaves me wondering what is next for this collection of people.Published 8 months ago by Gene McDonough
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