Howards End ★★★

A meandering screenplay and film that feels like it is adapted from an English novel (but without the bounce of Austen). I was not a fan of the self-importance of everyone in this film and although Thompson won an Academy Award, I cannot say that I agree. I am a big fan of Thompson, but I was not invested in her or Bonham-Carter or frankly anyone else in this sprawling epic-style film. I guess i only cared to know what happened to Jacky Bast after her husband is no longer available to take care of her, but with all of its posturing about lower classes, it feels like her pain is tossed by the wayside...too bad.