The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)




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Tony Richardson's adaptation of John Irving's darkly comic novel details the bizarre misadventures of an oversized family headed by Beau Bridges.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tony Richardson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 10, 2001
Vestron Video

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Rob Lowe
as John Berry
Jodie Foster
as Frannie Berry
Beau Bridges
as Mr. Win Berry
Lisa Banes
as Mother
Wally Aspell
as Hotel Manager
Jobst Oriwal
as German Man
Linda Clark
as German Woman
Nicholas Podbrey
as Boy with Rifle
Norris Domingue
as High School Band Con...
Matthew Modine
as Chip Dove/Ernst
Cali Timmins
as Bitty Tuck
Dorsey Wright
as Junior Jones
Richard Jutras
as Lenny Metz
Johnny O'Neil
as Chester Pulaski
Colin Irving
as Chip Dove Gang Membe...
Anthony Ulc
as Chip Dove Gang Membe...
Nick Mardi
as Chip Dove Gang Membe...
Charles Fournier
as Howard Tuck
Anita Morris
as Ronda Ray
Fred Doederlein
as Finnish Doc
Roger Blay
as Arbiter
Ada Fuoco
as New Jersey Woman
Joan Heney
as Connecticut Woman
Robert Thomas
as Harold Swallow
Robert Harrison
as Skinny Weightlifter
Gayle Garfinkle
as Doris Wales/Screamin...
Elie Oren
as King of Mice
Nastassja Kinski
as Susie the bear
Adrian Aron
as American Woman
Arthur Grosser
as American Husband
Janine Manatis
as Schwanger
Tara O'Donnell
as American Daughter
Louis Di Bianco
as Bartender
Jean-Louis Roux
as Old Billie
Amanda Plummer
as Miss Miscarriage
Michele Scarabelli
as Chip Dove's Girl Fri...
Jeffrey Cohen
as New York Journalist
Sharon Noble
as Babette
Jon Hutman
as Reporter
Lorena Gale
as Dark Inge
Jade D. Bari
as Jolanta
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Critic Reviews for The Hotel New Hampshire

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Erratic failure of comedy featuring Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges.

May 4, 2008

Celebrates one family's resiliency in facing the accidents and perplexities of sex, violence and death.

Full Review… | July 23, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Too deliberately quirky, but always watchable.

February 2, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Hotel New Hampshire

An extremely weird story, about a lot of weird things that happen to this family, and they just keep getting weirder. I wasn't sure if this movie was weird in a good way or a bad way, so I'll just say it's okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

This writer-director Tony Richardson's film suffers from a frenetic pace designed to cram each idiosyncratic detail of the source material onto celluloid.
Incest, rape, suicide, terrorism and sexuality issues populate the novel, but its author handles these and other cultural touchstone issues with weight and dignity.
If time has cast a harsh light on the filmmaking decisions here, however, it has only made more scintillating the youthful performances in the film; Natassja Kinski (25), Jodie Foster (21), Rob Lowe (20) and Seth Green (10) each forecasts long, bright burning careers, with the stately Beau Bridges holding together the film's disparate tendrils.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


An engaging family-run-hotel film. Based on a great John Irvine novel. The characters are interesting and likeable. The situations are entertaining. Enjoyable viewing.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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