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Mrs. Henderson Presents

HD   R Closed Captioning

Stephen Frears

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About the Movie

London, 1937. Mrs. Laura Henderson (Academy Award winner Judi Dench), a woman of wealth and connections, has just buried her beloved husband. And now she's bored. At 69, she is far too energetic and vital to fade into gentle widowhood. What she needs, says her friend Lady Conway (Thelma Barlow), is a hobby. Collecting diamonds, perhaps? Or doing charitable works? But, to the shock of her friends she instead buys a theatre - the Windmill Theatre in the heart of Soho. She knows nothing about running it, so she hires a manager: enter Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins). Their love-hate relationship sparks fireworks – and historic innovations in British theatre. Van Damm's idea is "Revuedeville" or nonstop entertainment. It is a first, and the Windmill is packed, until other theatres copy it. Then, it's Laura's turn to devise another first; put naked girls on stage! But as the bombing of London begins, the government threatens to close the theatre. Mrs. Henderson's fighting spirit is revealed – and so is the secret that drew her to the Windmill in the first place.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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68%
  • Reviews Counted: 140
  • Fresh: 95
  • Rotten: 45
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A dear film, sentimental and fond, full of beautifully acted British resolve. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Frears gives us a sweet, old-fashioned study of time and place and one unsinkable woman. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2011

Fresh: Humor and warmth abound. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic

A fantastic film. Very entertaining and well acted.

Mrs. Henderson Presents

Wonderful , just wonderful.

Mrs. Henderson Presents
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2006

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