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Mrs. Henderson Presents

4 Ratings: 4.0
A movie directed by Stephen Frears

The blitz-bombing of London in World War II provides the serious backdrop for the uplifting entertainment ofMrs. Henderson Presents, a delightful British comedy anchored by the flawless performances of Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins. After losing a son in … see full wiki

Director: Stephen Frears
3 reviews about Mrs. Henderson Presents
review by . January 02, 2009
DVD
This true story is set in 1930s London, where wealthy Laura Henderson (Judi Dench) has just been widowed and is at a loss as to how to fill her time. On a lark, she buys a broken-down music hall in the West End and hires Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins) to run the revue. He's every bit as stubborn and opinionated as she is, and the two make an uneasy team at first. To boost sagging ticket sales, Mrs. Henderson suggests they use use nude models in tableaux. The theatre becomes a big hit, especially …
review by . January 13, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
The title of this movie refers to the widow Mrs. Henderson, a rich member of England's upper crust at the beginning of WWII. Having lost a husband years earlier, and a son to WWI, she needs something to do, and so buys the Windmill Theater in London. Pouring her money into it and pulling some political strings, she turns it into a first class theater that runs shows with young, beautiful, nude women in it. Her aim, to entertain young English lads before they are sent of to war. This she does, but …
review by . April 19, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS is easily one of the best films of 2005. That it didn't garner an Oscar for Judi Dench is amazing as this is one of her finest roles (in a long line of superb films!). Director Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons, Dirty Pretty Things, The Grifters, Liam etc) has put together a film that is at once nostalgic, sophisticated, intelligent, witty, sad, and thoroughly entertaining. This little film is a winner.    London, 1937, and Laura Henderson, having lost …
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