Genre: Comedy / Drama
Running time: 1:43
Director: Stephen Frears
Tending to Mom at home has its rewards. One of them is the ability to watch movies with her - an activity I absolutely enjoy. Our latest film together was one bloody amusing work entitled Mrs. Henderson Presents featuring one of my favorite actresses of all time, Dame Judie Dench, (also seen in the Oscar-contender Pride and Prejudice in the role of Lady Catherine de Bourg) here teaming up with Bob Hoskins (Stay, 2005).
Mrs. Laura Henderson may be a widow but she is by no means going to spend the rest her days playing bridge. The Windmill Theater becomes her game and the infamous showman Vivian Van Dam becomes her partner and fiercest opponent. The Germans are bombing London as Laura convinces Lord Cromer to allow her actresses to be the one thing no one could ever imagine: Nude. Brought to its knees by war, what Mrs. Henderson Presents brings a nation to its feet in applause. (Official Synopsis)
The chemistry between Dench and Hoskins is perfect for the subject, and while there is indeed a show of flesh from screen to screen, this does not entirely hog the entire film. For humor that is totally priceless - typically English but very funny nonethess - this is the film to rouse your senses from the state of emergency we just came out of recently. Cheers!