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The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone

Youth, beauty, and career become a thing of the past for a vulnerable woman at the crossroads of her life. Aware of every wrinkle, every gray hair, and every bad review, recently widowed Broadway star Karen Stone (Helen Mirren) abandons her profession in favour of a new life in Rome. Welcomed into a select circle of new friends, she meets the Contessa (Anne Bancroft), who offers Mrs. Stone a fresh lease on life via the young and handsome Paolo (Olivier Martinez). As slick as a designer silk tie, Paolo is just one of the Contessa's stable of Italian studs whose affection can only be afforded by the wealthiest of lonely women. As procured diversions go, Paolo delivers. While realistic about his motives, Mrs. Stone soon succumbs to his well-rehearsed charms and falls hopelessly in love. Emmy nominee Robert Allan Ackerman ("Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows") directs a powerhouse cast in this adaptation of Tennessee Williams' haunting novella.

Year: 2002
Genre: Tennessee Williams
Country: USA
Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
Starring: Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft, Brian Dennehy, Rodrigo Santoro
Duration: 109 Minutes
Rating: M
6.6/10
Location in store: Alice's Playhouse

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