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In Enchanted April, Lottie Wilkins, a housewife without children, sees an ad in a paper for a rental at an Italian villa. Lottie is a bit disenchanted -- or perhaps bored -- with her life and her devoted yet slightly self-centered husband. She sees this ad and simply wants to get away for a little break, to enjoy herself.
So Lottie convinces another woman from her church that she barely knows -- Rose -- to join her on this getaway for the month of April in Italy. Rose has children, and a husband she doesn't relate to completely on a spiritual scale, as she is Christian-oriented and her husband writes erotic novels under a pen name. So these two housewives find two other women interested in renting the villa and off they go to enchanted Italy.
I cannot say enough good things about this movie without giving it away entirely, but it is a great woman's movie overall. There is no violence, no cursing, no infidelity. There is, however, sunshine, new friendships, new-found love, and a focus on marriage -- for us wives out there.
She is also a little awkward and says things like she saw the ghost of Keats in the London streets the other day. While I don't say things like that, I have found I say awkward things in social situations when I do not know how to respond to someone -- another reason I belong indoors and away from the throng!
I hope you give this movie a try. I think you'll really enjoy it and perhaps even relate to one of the characters yourself. Please let me know in the comments what you think of this movie if you watch it.