DVD REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Enchanted April

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
May 3, 2009

I had the opportunity to watch a wonderful and romantic movie called “Enchanted April.” I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, as I hadn’t seen any previews of it, but I was very pleased with what I saw! I left with a good feeling – a feeling of peace and happiness!

“Enchanted April” has a wonderful cast, including Josie Lawrence (“Eastenders”) and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Joan Plowright (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Polly Walker (“Cane”), Alfred Molina (Spiderman 2) and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent (Best Supporting Actor, Iris, 2001).

The film is about two proper women from England, Rose Arbuthnot and Lottie Wilkins, who want to escape everyday life and their inattentive husbands. They see an ad in the newspaper describing a wonderful castle in the countryside of the Italian Riviera. They end up sharing expenses with two other women, also looking to escape to a piece of serenity to think about life. The other women are a bitter old widow and a charming, bored aristocrat. The four women grow and learn about one another, as well as the relationships they have in life!

I’m not going to tell you the ending, but let’s just say I was very happy with the way it ended! If only there were a place like that in real life that I could visit?

“Enchanted April” also includes a bonus feature – a feature commentary with director Mike Newell and producer Ann Scott, as well as sneak peaks of more movies coming out soon.

RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2009
Pricing: DVD US: $29.99 SRP
Feature run time: 95 minutes
Rated: US: PG
Technical specifications may only apply to feature
Aspect ratio: Widescreen (2.35:1) Aspect ratio – Enhanced for 16X9 Televisions
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Languages: Spanish and French Subtitles

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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