A Room With A View - Daniel Day-Lewis
In most movies with Daniel Day-Lewis I find him very attractive. It's interesting therefore to watch him in A Room With A View where he is very deliberately set out to be NOT appealing. In this film he is stuck up, effeminate, and pretty much the opposite of what the heroine really needs in her life.
The heroine, Lucy, has already fallen in love with George by the time she runs into Daniel's character, Cecil. Even so, she goes with Cecil because he is the "proper choice." He is calm, sedate, quiet. I have to admit though that as much as I enjoy Daniel Day-Lewis in anything he does, I think he played Cecil a bit TOO dweeby here. In other versions of A Room With a View you can at least understand why Lucy had agreed to marry him. Here, you think she must have been utterly insane to say yes to him.
He doesn't want to do anything but sit around and make fun of people. Really not a pleasant sort at all.
As a final side note, I like how they have the "tourist bottles" of Chianti out to try to sell to visitors :)
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