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84 Charing Cross Road

3 Ratings: 4.7
A movie directed by David Jones

While searching for rare English books, New York writer Helene Hanff's (Anne Bancroft) letter to a London bookstore, run by Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins), begins a relationship between the two that spans two decades and two continents. Although their … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Dramas
Director: David Jones
Release Date: 1986
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about 84 Charing Cross Road
review by . November 29, 2010
In these days of e-books, and bland books constructed from franchised ideas and formulas, we are presented "84 Charing Cross Road," a story about a relationship begun because of a mutual love of old great books.      Hopkins and Bancroft share a film highlighting both of their genuine personas.      Like Hopkins in "Shadowlands" and "The Remains of the Day," we see him in full glory, as a quiet man of grace and sophistication.   …
review by . November 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Back before email and Twitter, there were letters...
The year is 1951 and New York book-lover Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft) writes to a small London bookshop in hopes of finding a rare book. Her request is filled quickly and politely by employee Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins). Delighted with the good service, Helene continues to order books from the shop at 84 Charing Cross Road for the next twenty years and she and Frank become devoted pen pals, sharing stories about their personal lives in addition to their love of rare books.      …
review by . August 28, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Well written and performed     Cons: none     Sitting at her typewriter in New York, Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft) sends off a letter to a stuffy bookstore in England that specializes in rare used books. Helene, oddly a true Bancroft-type character, is witty and charming and just a little bit kooky. Knowing not a thing about the foreign exchange rate, she includes way too much money for the purchases she is interested in.      Sitting …
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