Enchanted April is a 1992 American film directed by Mike Newell and starring Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Polly Walker, Joan Plowright, Alfred Molina, and Jim Broadbent. The film is based on the 1922 novel of the same name by Elizabeth von Arnim. Four unique women living in 1920s England decide to spend a weekend in a castle on the coast of Italy. Mrs. Arbuthnot (Richardson) and Mrs. Wilkins (Lawrence) bond over their similarly unhappy marriages that make them feel trapped. When they decide to rent the Italian villa, they must find other women to help them share the expenses. They befriend the elderly Mrs. Fisher (Plowright) and the gorgeous Lady Caroline Dester (Walker). As the four women enjoy their time in Italy they bond over their differences and similarities, rediscovering the joy in their lives. Enchanted April was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Plowright), Best Costume Design, and Best Adapted Screenplay.