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.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Tony Richardson
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On DVD: Jul 10, 2001
Vestron Video

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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
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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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