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Mrs. Henderson Presents Reviews

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July 3, 2016
Very good story of beauty, moving the convention, war, and relationships. A nice and beautiful package that seems probable even though this is in england. The girls are so lovely on top of it.
June 26, 2016
The best part of this movie was not the naked ladies or the fabulous forties hair and fashion but Judi Dench's performance as the humorously frank Mrs. Henderson.  Bottom line: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
April 17, 2016
Although stylish and witty Stephen Frears' Mrs. Henderson Presents lacks emotional depth to a potentially powerful true story - but Judi Dench's powerhouse performance on the title role more than compensates for its flaws.
½ August 23, 2015
If you're a fan of both Dench and Hoskins then you will not be disappointed in this movie,otherwise you'll still like this nice little period piece.
May 23, 2015
The UK film industry produces such interesting films. Here is another one.
Stars the late, great Bob Hoskins and Dame Judi Dench in the lead roles.
Dench plays Mrs. Laura Henderson. Newly widowed. She has the wealth to purchase a London theatre, The Windmill just prior to the outbreak of WWII.
She employs Hoskins character Vivian Van Damm as the general manager.
I don't want to reveal the full plot however the theatre continues to operate as London gets the full wrath of the Nazi blitz.
It's shows disassociate themselves from the competition by playing round the clock and including nudity.
The film is not pornographic in any way I may add!
A stellar UK cast includes Pop Idol runner up who should have won Will Young.
Thelma Barlow, remember her? She played dithering Mavis for years on the UK soap Coronation Street.
The film shows the UK stiff upper lip to the Nazi aggression that engulfed Europe. The theatre continues to open and flourish.
Dench and Hoskins are shown to be opposites. Opposites attract is the old saying?
By no means classic film but an enjoyable one.
½ December 27, 2014
Enjoyable musical drama. When her husband dies Mrs Henderson buys the Windmill Theatre and with the help of a Producer start to produce nude shows. Beautifully put together with a great cast including Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins who alas passed away this year.
December 23, 2014
Dench's charm brings out alot of laughs out of this fun movie. Great art direction, costumes, and great performances out of Bob Hoskins and Will Young
September 22, 2014
I watch it entirely because of Judi Dench. She didn't let me down of course. But then I discovered that it's Bob Hoskins who hosts this show. It is not a masterpiece, but the good show did entertain me and the simple plot did move me.
Super Reviewer
August 30, 2014
The Windmill Theater in London was infamous for shaking up that famous British stiff upper lip with their girly revues and bawdy shows, and that story is told here (however informed by Hollywood musicals). So the background story is laid out about a rich society widow sponsoring an showbiz venture, unusual in Britain upper circles, and the eventual success of that venture, but the real film lies in the re-creation of the stage shows put on in those years.
The whole is not bad, yet lacking the bite the real story, a British story, of the impact, humanity and courage even prostitutes must've had during the wartime blitz. For a work purportedly celebrating those people, this film shies away from who those people were.
August 11, 2014
great chemistry between judi and bob!!!!i simply adore them!!!
August 7, 2014
Judi does it again but sadly the film doesn't. It may be a fun film to watch but by no means does that make it worthy of appreciation. Take out Dench and all you basically have is a sad excuse of a film.
July 17, 2014
Judi does it again but sadly the film doesn't. It may be a fun film to watch but by no means does that make it worthy of appreciation. Take out Dench and all you basically have is a sad excuse of a film.
June 25, 2014
Judi does it again but sadly the film doesn't. It may be a fun film to watch but by no means does that make it worthy of appreciation. Take out Dench and all you basically have is a sad excuse of a film.
June 3, 2014
Una película bella. bien intencionada, divertida. Aunque no es memorable o icónica, es entretenida y es un rato bien pasado
½ May 30, 2014
Stephen Frears delivers a light hearted comedy inspired by a real life story that is truly entertaining. Both Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins shine in their respective roles.
April 30, 2014
Bob is delightful and still looks great naked.
Super Reviewer
½ January 9, 2014
Speaking of Judi Dench, we find her here getting an Oscar nomination simply for being...Judi Dench. Mrs. Henderson decides as a hobby to open a strip club in the pre war London period. An interesting concept but the execution is silly and forgettable.
November 22, 2013
Good movie. Interesting "nostalgia." True story!
August 7, 2013
Molto carino. Vale la pena, ben fatto e anche divertente a tratti.
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