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      A Summer Story

      PG-13 1988 1 hr. 36 min. Romance Drama List
      80% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 90% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A barrister (James Wilby) loves, leaves and avoids a rural girl (Imogen Stubbs) in 1902 England. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      terry s Bittersweet movie about an upperclass Englishman falling in love with a beautiful, honest, young, country woman, who lets social class structures influence his decision-making abilities. I watched it last night and have been ruminating about it all day. Highly recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A staggeringly heart-wrenching movie. Was finally able to rewatch it on DVD, and it affected me for weeks afterwards, just as it did the first time I saw it in the cinema. In fact, I'm a little wary of watching it again because the emotional punch leaves you reeling. Films with similar themes, like 'The Remains of the Day ', lie in its shadows. Imogen Stubbs' performance as Megan is simply and literally unforgettable. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite lesser-known movies. The poster makes it look like a teen flick; it's not. It's a period romance, set in Edwardian England. A young gentleman is injured while hiking in Dartmoor, and while he recuperates at a farmhouse, he falls in love with a local village girl. Beautifully acted, beautifully photographed, with a haunting score. Everyone I know who has seen it is profoundly affected by it. If this one doesn't make you cry, you don't have an ounce of romance in you. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member leaves you speechless Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member So true, so sad, beautiful and truthful tale anyone could relate to IF you had a lost love. A story about free will and fate, both battle in this romance drama. Were it for a train schedule, this romantically involved stranger and villager would have married. Who knew? Least of all them. [img][/img] That romantic encounter lost In 1922, a man recalls the love affair he enjoyed with a woman before the First World War. The film is based on the John Galsworthy story The Apple Tree. A Summer Story is a 1988 British drama film directed by Piers Haggard, with the script written by Penelope Mortimer, based on short story The Apple Tree by John Galsworthy. [img][/img] The moment they knew love Highly recommended for romanticist types and those that think fate has everything or nothing to do with living. For every man and every woman there is that one great love. A love that touches the heart fires the soul and lingers in the memory forever. SEE the trailer here: SEE the entire film here: REVIEWS by those like us: 1 What can I say about the movie, it's mesmerizing. Strongly recommended. Just go for it, worth an experience. 2 Too many people are missing a great story and a great movie. 3 Anyone whose ever loved and lost will feel what the characters are feeling in this film! It will make you cry aswell, otherwise you don't have a heart. ;-) 4 A precious, precious film. [img][/img] The unknown girl in the field was his Directed by Piers Haggard The films of Piers Haggard 1960s I Can't... I Can't (1969) 1970s Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) · The Quatermass Conclusion (1979) 1980s The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980) · Venom (1981) · A Summer Story (1988) 1990s Conquest (1998) Produced by Danton Rissner Written by John Galsworthy Penelope Mortimer Music by Georges Delerue Cinematography Kenneth MacMillan Editing by Ralph Sheldon Release dates 11 August 1988 (New York City New York) Running time 95 minutes Country United Kingdom Language English [img][/img] Fate caused the love affair of a lifetime Cast James Wilby - Mr. Ashton Imogen Stubbs - Megan David Susannah York - Mrs. Narracombe Kenneth Colley - Jim Jerome Flynn - Joe Narracombe Lee Billett - Nick Oliver Perry - Rick Harry Burton - Garton Sophie Ward - Stella Halliday John Elmes - Mr. Halliday Camilla Power - Sabina Halliday Juliette Fleming - Freda Halliday Sukie Smith - Betsy John Savident - Bank Clerk Rachel Joyce - Post Office Girl [img][/img] Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member this is my favourite film of all time. still cannot believe it was never released on Dvd. I was lucky to get my VHS version transferred to DVD. so though not perfect it is better than nothing. this is a fine love story and imogen stubbs is gorgeous, talented and utterly superb as Megan. please try and view this movie you. won't be disappointed Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Molly Haskell Video Review This story of a tragic betrayal of a loving heart rolls with the inexorable force of a runaway railway train as it unfurls one unforgettable image after another of unrequited commitment. Rated: 3/4 Aug 5, 2022 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Moviehole An enchanting movie for the whole family Rated: 3/5 Jan 24, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 4/5 Aug 22, 2003 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice An exquisitely beautiful and well-acted film which explores both the dizzying pleasures and the painful dangers of romantic love. Jul 10, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A barrister (James Wilby) loves, leaves and avoids a rural girl (Imogen Stubbs) in 1902 England.
      Piers Haggard
      Penelope Mortimer
      Production Co
      Incorporated Television Company
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 9, 2018
      Sound Mix
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