Friday, June 12, 2009

Arg I'm not sure April is so Enchanted.

Don't get me wrong, I actually really love British dramas but I had my doubts about Enchanted April. Mostly because its taken what seems like a lifetime for it come out on dvd not to mention its won more awards than seems humanly possible. That all just seems too much pressure in a review as what happens if I hate it?

Enchanted April follows a group of British women who need an escape from their boring lives and husbands who are totally checked out. They go on a vacation in the countryside as an escape. The women are all pretty different and do not at all get along. The scenery is beautiful and it certainly makes me wish for a European vacation myself. I could not at all get into the story line. The movie is stuffy, the women are not at all appealing to me at all, and the story is so slow building that I could feel my hair growing.



Enchanted April certainly has a lot of substance and the characters are well developed. Fans of British drama will absolutely love it, it was just not at all to my taste. I do know there were a ton of people anxiously awaiting its release. So if your one of those people I'm excited to tell you I have a copy of Enchanted April to give away to one of my readers. As well Enchanted April is available right now on dvd and you can pick up your copy on Amazon!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Enchanted April and let me know why you'd like to see the movie!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • Let people know about the giveaway on Twitter with a link to the giveaway!
    • THREE extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end July 15th at midnight!

98 Comments:

mar said...

I like British movies and this sounds interesting!

Naomi said...

Seriously? I was totally into this movie when it came out but that was a loooong time ago. And I was obsessed with all things English when I was in high school. I'm curious what I would think of it now.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

looks interesting- I love british movies as they are so beautifully written and set

abfantom said...

This looks like an interesting DVD that I'd like to watch. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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startrek said...

I like to see this movie because I like the way the English talk.
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mverno said...

i like drama movies mverno@roadrunner.com

Rita M said...

After reading your review, I'd like to see this movie just out of curiosity!

1agordon said...

i love period dramas

jkebeans said...

This movie is excellent and you know you cannot go wrong with joan plowright..I would love to own a copy!

Erica C. said...

looks very interesting, thank you :)

throuthehaze said...

i love British movies!

Amber said...

This sounds like it would be a great escapist movie - even if you did not really like it.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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jlafount said...

Beautiful scenery

Sage said...

I'd love to see this movie because I'm a teacher who is home for the summer and I want to just veg in front of the tv all summer!

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Sara and Alex said...

My husband is English and I would love to see this movie. I love the drama!

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valerie2350 said...

i like historical dramas

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Brenda S. said...

looks interesting, enter me.
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mommysweeps said...

like foreign movies and this one sounds like a good escape!

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oceanrena said...

i would like to see it because it looks interesting

mogrill said...

LOve Foreign Films, they have a certain appeal to them. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

quiltingreader said...

I love British films.

maweisberg said...

i want to win this

Sunnyvale said...

It got good reviews

Anonymous said...

I loved my VHS copy of "Enchanted April", but no longer have a player. I'd love to have it on DVD. Thanks for the giveaway!

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tatertot374 said...

I would love to win. This has excellent reviews and looks great.
Thank you for the chance
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chromiumman said...

because i, too, love british dramas

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I have heard so many wonderful things about this movie-please enter me to win1 Thank you!

Jackie said...

My daughters and I love British dramas. I'd love to win so that we could watch it together. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Jackie said...

I subscribe via email
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Dave said...

Alfred Molina is a terrific actor. It would be great to see him in this film. Thank you for the chance to win.

Lissa said...

I would love to watch this movie, it awakens my desire to see Italy, or just watch the movie with some girlfriends over puttenesca and chianti

Carol EL said...

Joan Plowright is reason enough to see this movie.

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Jennifer said...

Josie Lawrence looks like she would fit the role perfectly. I'd love to see this movie. Thank you!

twbellamy said...

Because I love to watch new movies.

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LeBizyB said...

I want to see it because on Amazon it has a five star rating and stars Miranda Richardson.

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Marc said...

I think this movie looks good because it reminds me of Masterpiece Theater productions...which I love.

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sito50 said...

I enjoyed the book, and I'd love to see how Miranda Richardson and Joan Plowright interpret the characters.

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sito50 said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.
I am enchanted with your review, by the way. I've been in situations where I can feel my hair growing, and it's not good. Kudos to you, though, for finishing it.

Marianna said...

It sounds like a very interesting film! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jayfr said...

I like to see these period classics. Always like the costumes.

amandasixx said...

I like period dramas and any movie with historical value.

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Anonymous said...

I did see the movie once many hyears ago and absolutely loved it. I would love to see it again at this stage of my life.

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kygirl said...

enjoyed the book

Anonymous said...

wow, great contest

Anonymous said...

I've actually been meaning to see this movie! It looks like the scenery would be fantastic, and I've heard great things. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Erica G said...

This sounds really good. I love movies where unlikely people come together and form something magical. In this case a friendship. Thanks!

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ky2here said...

Well I've already seen the movie so I know I'll like it. Mrs. Olivier is always wonderful - and under-appreciated.

weblynx said...

I liked your review and also like Miranda Richardson

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heatherzilla said...

Enchanted April looks like a great movie, I would love to see it.

Daniel M said...

me mom is into movies like this, she would love it (i'd give it to her) - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

cpullum said...

I love british Drama thats why i want you to count me in on the giveaway!
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Gabriel J. said...

Great DVD, great contest!

Pam said...

I'd like to win this because I've heard rave reviews of it in the past but I've never seen it. Sounds like a wonderful movie to own!

Thanks!!
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sharonjo said...

Polly Walker is one of my favorite actresses! Thanks for the opportunity! senekers@comcast.net

erma said...

This sounds very interesting.
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guettel78 said...

I'd love to win a copy of this DVD for my mom -- it's one of her favorite films, and I don't believe she owns this collector's edition of it. I haven't seen it myself, but I'd definitely enjoy watching it with her - I'm a big fan of Miranda Richardson, and I'd watch her in just about anything!

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guettel78 said...

I blogged about the giveaway: http://slavetoacademia.blogspot.com/2009/07/enchanted-april-dvd-giveaway.html

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guettel78 said...

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guettel78 said...

I tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/2635061510

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Leslie said...

I'm a fan of British dramas.

one18fifteen said...

I liked the book and enjoy English period pieces...so I'm curious.

Thanks,
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Anonymous said...

We heart Joan Plowright!

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heaventrees said...

I love British dramas, as long as they are set in an older time period. I enjoy seeing the costumes and observing the mannerisms and speech of a different time. I think Enchanted April would please me.

amyd29 said...

I like the english genre for movies,loooks good!


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CinemaSista said...

I have been wanting to see this really bad! I love period piece movies and I am a huge fan of Joan Plowright! =)

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I subscribed via email!

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kngmckellar said...

I really like British movies and want this a lot!

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Amanda said...

I'd like to watch this movie because I've never watched a British movie, and it looks like an enjoyable movie. macd82 at gmail dot com

theolotto said...

This sounds like a good movie.

Anonymous said...

had goodreviews in imdb ty.
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purango said...

I would love to see this movie. I love English movies. garrettsambo@aol.com

kathy pease said...

this sounds like a really good movie and id love to see it and the customer reviews are awesome :)

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skytoucher said...

I made friends with a psychic when I was a newspaper reporter 13 years ago. She wanted me to see Enchanted April with her, and on a rainy April day we popped in the video and began to watch, but 15 minutes into the movie there was a power outage that lasted for hours. So, I've still never seen the movie. Since my birthday is in April, I think there is all the more reason to award the DVD to me. Thanks.

blueviolet said...

I just love these British films with a bit of history, romance, and drama all in one.
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blueviolet said...

I blogged about it here

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Maja said...

i love brittish movies and tv shows

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mrstrooper said...

Love British movies!

Taminar said...

The cast is excellent, and I must say, I've been following Alfred Molina's career ever since "Raiders of the Lost Ark." If you like his work, check out "Letters from Brezhnev, a very touching drama that was one of the first times I remember him getting a lot of attention for his work.

artmarcia said...

My book club read the book and it was great! I'd love to own the movie.

Swtlilchick said...

I would love to see Enchanted April
because I love British drama

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Gianna said...

It sounds interesting :)

lilyk said...

I would like to see the movie because it looks very interesting!

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nicole h said...

i grew up on english movies and it seems like a take off of the old movie with women staying at a villa over the summer (i think there was a Redgrave in it?). so i'd like to see it to compare them!

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