Howards End – Filtered

Theatrical Release: March 13, 1992
DVD Release: April 6, 1999
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Synopsis

Two sisters have encounters with a wealthy family. The younger sister (Carter) is rejected by the son of the wealthy family. The older sister (Thompson) becomes a good friend of the wealthy mother, whose most cherished possession is their cottage at Howard’s End, and wishes fervently that Thompson could live there, as they are kindred spirits. Over the course of years, the older sister marries into the wealthy family, and the family tries to keep her from taking possession of Howard’s End.

Dove Review

The Schlegal sisters Margaret (Emma Thompson) and Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) are free-thinking, free-spirited, souls who show us the true meaning of sisterly love and devotion. It is a touching and engulfing life story of these two sisters who live in England, just after the turn of the 20th century. Margaret is wed to a wealthy businessman played by Anthony Hopkins. There are many strong moments in this movie that describe life in the early 20th century. There is implied extramarital sex, resulting in a child born out of wedlock. There is a scene that shows a man being beat with the broad side of a sword. The man, in running from the sword assault, dies when a shelf loaded with books falls down upon him. Because of the violence and sexual content in this movie it may not be appropriate for younger viewers. It is recommended for ages twelve and up.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Unmarried couple kiss passionately, implied adultery.
Language: None
Violence: Assault and murder.
Drugs: Alcohol use.
Nudity: None
Other: None

Info

Company: Sony Picture Classics - old
Director: James Ivory
Producer: Ismail Merchant
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 140 min.
Reviewer: Lynda C. Rush