A Room with a View (2007) short review


An excellent example of why you shouldn’t try to improve on an original. I might have liked this better if it wasn’t trying to redo one of the most fabulous costume movies of all time, but it was. Despite having more time (because of being a mini-series), and trying to bookend the story differently, this adaptation didn’t really add more to the story. The only thing it did better was to more strongly highlight that Lucy’s objections to George are class-based. Otherwise, go watch the 1985 version. The costumes were fine but nothing to make me say you should watch this.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

One Response

  1. VX

    Having seen and loved the original, exuberant and gorgeous original film as one of my heart movies, this very different production touched me. Was in my 20s & 30s when I read the book & fell in love with the movie. Now in my late 50s I reflect & truly appreciated the depths of the gift Lucy was given, and how devastating but reinvigorating to have survived that era (especially the cruel & deadly influenza pandemic that took young people of childbearing years).