E.M. Forsters 1910 novel is adapted for the screen by Merchant Ivory Productions in this masterful Edwardian Age romance directed by James Ivory. The dying Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave) wishes to leave her country home Howards End to Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson in an Academy Award-winning role) a modest woman of little means who will soon be forced out of her own home in London. But Ruths husband Henry (Anthony Hopkins) an upper middle class businessman keeps secret her desire even after he and Margaret become friends. However after Henry and Margaret marry their class differences and philosophies threaten to cause them unhappiness. Margarets sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) is disgusted by the Wilcoxs snobbish ways and is attracted to helping struggling clerk Leonard Bast (Sam West) improve his position. Merchant-Ivory screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was the force behind adapting this Forster novel into a film winning her second Academy Award for her screenplay her first Oscar was for A ROOM WITH A VIEW.
Release Date: 24 September 2007
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 136 minutes
Production Year: 1992
Main Language: English