Burbank, California, February 20, 2009 – Two proper Englishwomen find romance, hope and renewal in the Italian countryside when Enchanted April makes its highly anticipated DVD debut on May 5, 2009 from Miramax Films. Enchanted April’s breathtaking scenery and charming story make it the perfect movie for anyone who has ever dreamed of an unhurried sojourn in Italy. The DVD includes audio commentary by the director and producer.
Josie Lawrence (Eastenders) and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) head a stellar ensemble that also includes Joan Plowright (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Polly Walker (Cane), Alfred Molina (Spiderman 2) and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent (Best Supporting Actor, Iris, 2001). Gorgeous visuals and top-notch acting, directing and writing made Enchanted April an international hit and earned the film three 1992 Oscar nominations including Best Adapted Screenplay for screenwriter Peter Barnes, Best Supporting Actress for Plowright and Best Costume Design for Sheena Napier. In addition, the film received two Golden Globes, one for Richardson (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical) and one for Plowright (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role) and was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
In a temporary escape from their drab lives and inattentive husbands, Lottie Wilkins (Josie Lawrence) and Rose Arbuthnot (Miranda Richardson) rent a magnificent villa on the Italian Riviera. To be able to afford a month of this luxury, they must share expenses with two unlikely companions – Mrs. Fisher (Joan Plowright), a crusty widow living in the past and Caroline Dester (Polly Walker), a charming, but bored aristocrat. The mismatched housemates find that the spectacular villa and lush Italian setting hold a special magic that soon sparks friendships and reminds the women of ways to live and love that have long eluded
them. Gorgeously photographed and superbly acted, Enchanted April is like taking a little mini-trip to a sunny Italian paradise.
All-New Bonus Feature
• Feature Commentary with director Mike Newell and producer Ann Scott
The Castle In Wisteria
an Enchanted April DVD. To
the contest, simply tell us which is the best low-cost vacation idea and why. Send in your answers using the comment
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what a great movie!
The best low-cost vacation idea is to go camping in a park or beach because you get to enjoy nature while saving money.
Best low cost vacation ideas: research those bed and breakfasts around your area. Sometimes they aren’t as expensive as those big hotels…and they are a lot friendlier!
We have a zoo, not to far from here, and the children have always loved going there and spending the day. We like to camp out overnight, too. Thanks for having the contest!
Camping in the backyard!
I love this movie and would love to own my personal DVD copy.
I heard great things about this movie and would love to see it! thank you for this giveaway 🙂
I would love the chance to win, thanks.
The best idea I have is to shop online for vacation deals I have gotten 150 rooms for 75 doing this
I like looking for vacation guidebooks at the local library. Great research tools, not necessarily tied to advertising like web sites tend to be.
Traveling with another family and splitting the costs of lodging helps tremendously!
Traveling with the in-laws has made our vacations a lot less expensive — they always want to help out and buy things for their grandkids 🙂
The best low cost vacation idea is to travel during the off season and during the week instead of the weekend!
Short road trip .
Stay in an unfamiliar part of town and visit new sites and restaurants
Staying with relatives! Hah! No, seriously, it is fun!
day trips close to home
How about this idea….visit family in the area….take turns…have fun….play games…checkers……remember those?
The best low cost vacation for my family is a beach vacation. We live in Miami so we don’t have to travel very far. We can stay at a time share for about 500 a week and cook our own meals. A weeklong vacation can be as little as $700 for a family of 5.
The cheapest vacation for our family is visiting family that lives out of state. We make the drive and stop at a few scenic routes and stay at our relatives home. No hotel cost.
The best, low cost vactation idea is to stay home and explore the opportunities and sites near your house. It will be enjoyable and, of course, its will save hotel costs, gasoline, wear and tear on car and tires, expensive food bills, etc. It doesn’t have to be absolute. For example, you can stay at a bed and breakfast or inn near your house. It will be fun and enjoyable while still saving on all the other aspects of a vacation away from home.
I have to echo the sentiments of many others and say that the best low-cost vacations usually combine road trips and camping. Luckily almost every state features amazing state park facilities for families, and you don’t have to own an RV to enjoy them, and for the especially adventurous, national parks like Yosemite or Yellowstone (where I’m going with my family) are surprisingly affordable and worthwhile. For my money’s worth, time spent together bonding in the car and at the campground trumps any expensive luxury trip!
no question …. shoreline fishing at Mullet Key 5 miles from my home…. people fly 1000’s of miles for the same privelege
Day trips to the beach, we camp out alot, its fun and very cheap! Thanks!!
we like to go to the ocean and stay at a campsite it is really cheap 🙂
Hike the Applachian Trail.
I love day trips to the mountains and staying at a midprice hotel
staying home or day trips
My best low cost vacation idea is taking a ride to a park and having a picnic. I love parks that have lakes. Feeding the birds that are swimming in the lake is fun.
make day trips to local forest..camping areas also camp out in the back yard- kids love it and you can save alot and have a ton of fun
Check out your city’s website… you may discover places to visit or tour that you never even thought about. Often times large manufacturers have factory tours and sometimes free samples (depending on what they make). It can be both educational & fun!
I think the best low-cost vacation idea is a Staycation where you stay in the local area but volunteer somewhere – maybe a forest preserve or national park if you like being outdoors and the weather is nice. The kids would have so much fun too!
I’d like to win this DVD. Please enter me in your giveaway
The best low cost vacation idea is the staycation..stay home and support your local economy..explore your hometown.
Our best low cost vacation idea is day trips. We’ll plan a few for during the summer of places that are close to home. We’ll visit the park, beach, amusement park and make them day trips. Our kids really love the park the best, plus we’ll bring lunch and have a picnic.
camping, little cost, great family bonding time.
day a short trip by car
go to a local museum on a weekday…it’s usually pretty cheap during the week and the kids get to learn a thing or two!
If you have the gear..then camping is a great and easy way to entertain the kiddos.
Going camping! This creates a bond by spending time and very little money. I remember camping and fishing with my dad and it’s all good thoughts.
We’re older with 15 grandkids and a pool,so vacation is kids staying over with swimming and cooking out.
Vacation near your home. Saving on airfare is a life saver and you can explore the fun in your own areas.
a my wife kind of movie
Thank you for a great giveaway! We like to take walks on the nature paths in town. We pack a lunch and its a great time for all and free. Thank you!
Pick something local and if it’s overnight, try going mid week.
Rent a movie, go to the park and take lunch, see if the library has free shows.
I like the idea of visiting the local attractions where you live.
i want to win
Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.
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Camping. It’s the most fun and the cheapest.
I like the idea of a “staycation”. You can either stay home and relax or take a day trip to a local place. Low cost but fun 🙂
I have to travel to a completely different area and climate to even feel that I’m vacationing. The low cost alternative is to rest at home. Please accept my entry. Thank you.
Camp out at home.
Tent camping in a national park.
Usually in the winter, we head to the next town over and rent a room at a hotel with an indoor pool. We pack a ton of snacks and order a pizza and rent one of the in-room movies. It’s a cheap mini-vacation for us.
Our low cost vacations involve road trips to visit distant friends and/or relatives. We try to squeeze in one or two nights in an inexpensive hotel each way, but most of our trips include free accommodations. We also spend months before signing up for newsletters and e-mail clubs for restaurants in the areas we plan to visit so we can eat as inexpensively as possible also.
We live near St. Louis with a free zoo, wildlife sanctuary, and fantastic Botanical Garden. The sta-cation is a great alternative to travel (and a huge money-saver).
We live near the water and a state park, so picknick on the river is what we do!
We take day trips to local attractions including picnics at parks, zoos, and lakes. Thanks for the giveaway.