Long time viewer of IMDb.com but first time poster. I just HAD to post after that negative listing I saw because I couldn't disagree more! I found the movie hilarious and touching. The history of the Windmill Theatre is extraordinary! I come from a theater background and currently work in production for television and film... and I just loved this movie. From the script, to the costuming, the acting, music and imagery... beautiful. My only complaint would be to the Weinsteins - where is the PR??? Dench and Hoskins are amazing! Oscar contenders for sure! I know it won't be released wide until January and I do hope it picks up speed because there's no good reason NOT to see this movie - there's humor, nudity, history, a little romance, a little violence... it has something for everyone!
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) 720p YIFY Movie
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Mrs Henderson Presents is a movie starring Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, and Christopher Guest. Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other...
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The Synopsis for Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) 720p
Recently widowed well-to-do Laura Henderson is at a bit of a loose end in inter-war London. On a whim she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Damm to run it, despite the fact the two don't seem to get on at all. Although their idea of a non-stop revue is at first a success, other theatres copy it and disaster looms. Laura suggests they put nudes in the show, but Van Damm points out that the Lord Chamberlain, who licenses live shows in Britain, is likely to have something to say about this. Luckily Mrs Henderson is friends with him.
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The Best little movie you'll never hear of!Reviewed bycarriecerta1Vote: 10/10
How to start on this spectacular film?
The music is superb, Fenton did a sterling job in providing the score for this enthralling musical. Judi Dench sits, as always, perfectly in the role of rebellious Laura Henderson, and her rapport with Bob Hoskins gives a punch to the storyline. The stunning Kelly Reilly combines her English-rose appearance with wartime tenacity and delivers a truly believable and moving performance throughout. Will Young, a surprise casting for many, heads the musical cast with an almost scarily convincing performance as the energetic performer, Bertie. He's rightly received glowing reviews after his substantial appearance in the movie, most notably from Dench and Hoskins themselves - inspired casting by Frears.
This film is a perfect example of typically British humour and attitudes, particular during WWII - In fact it's been a hit with many people from the era (when I went to see it I was surrounded not least by people of 60 and over who reacted to the film with raucous laughter and many a teary eye). I whole heartedly recommend this film to anyone with a love of music, comedy, history, Britain or simply bloody good acting.
I was living in London in 1950 and recall going to the Windmill twice; the name Vivian Van Damm was very familiar to me but I thought she/he was a lady.
The live revues, the stage settings and the theatre were very true to life. I cannot imagine a better combination than Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins; absolutely brilliant casting.
The production brings with it the authenticity of the thirties in England.The scene at the cemetery at the car park where all the Bentley, Austins, Rolls, Morris, Allards were intact and running; fashions, hairstyles and street scenes all perfect. Mrs. Henderson from the unreal world of wealth gets a dose of reality which Judi portrays to perfection. She handles Bob Hoskins from the rough and tumble of the theatre with humor and understanding. The girls, except for the "still" ones, were not all knocks-outs but exuded personality, just as I remember them. Excellent; a must-see.