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Widows' Peak (1994)



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In the Irish town of Kilshannon in the 1920s, a matriarchal clique of widows tightly sets the rules for behavior. Heading the town's ruling circle is the doughty Mrs. Counihan (Joan Plowright). The only non-widow in town is a reclusive middle-aged spinster, Miss O'Hare (Mia Farrow), who seems to be guarding some kind of secret. Crashing into this provincial coterie is dashing, urbane Edwina Broome (Natasha Richardson), who immediately starts feuding with O'Hare, for no apparent good reason. Broome mangles O'Hare's prize roses and bumps her skiff in a boat race. Counihan's dimwitted son, Godfrey (Adrian Dunbar), proposes marriage to Edwina. Eventually, the true motives of all involved are revealed.

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Mia Farrow
as Madeline O'Hare
Joan Plowright
as Mrs. Doyle Counihan
Natasha Richardson
as Edwina Broome
Jim Broadbent
as Mr. Clancy
Anne Kent
as Miss Grubb
Britta Smith
as Mrs. Colgan
Sheila Flitton
as Mrs. Mulrooney
Marie Conmee
as Mrs. Lawless
Ingrid Craigie
as Mrs. Purdieu
Doreen Keogh
as Mrs. Buckley
Eileen Colgan
as Mrs. Fogarty
Don Wycherley
as Rural Lout
Clive Geraghty
as Garda Super
Pauline Cadell
as Sister Teresa
Rachel Dowling
as Tall Thin Girl
Aisling Flitton
as Mary Lucy
Kevin O'Farrell
as O'Farrell
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Critic Reviews for Widows' Peak

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Widows' Peak is chiefly a comedy, and the main weakness is the choice of director -- John Irvin -- who is best known for action movies and, on this evidence, should stick with them.

November 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Widow's Peak is another of those sly, witty, quietly ribald comedies that have been coming out of Ireland in the last few years.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Fine Line is trying to lure the same female viewers that embraced Enchanted April to htis mediocre comedy-mystery, starring Mia Farrow in her first non-Wood Allen picture; Joan Plowright as a domineering widow steals the show--again.

December 22, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Fun for the whole family. Add a star if you're both Irish and widowed.

April 22, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5

a low-key character comedy that's worth a look

July 29, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

A diverting and well-acted English film with just the right mix of comedy and mystery.

January 30, 2002 | Full Review…

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