High Hopes

THIS QUIETLY OPTIMISTIC BLACK COMEDY SET IN AND AROUND LONDON EXAMINES THE CONTRASTING PERSONALITIES AND LIVES OF THREE VERY DIFFERENT COUPLES. AT THE FILM'S HEART IS "A GOOFILY ATTRACTIVE COUPLE OF PROLETARIAN DROPOUTS WHO HAVE NO USE FOR YUPPIE ENGLAND BUT AREN'T SURE WHAT TO EMBRACE. SHE WANTS A BABY, HE DOESN'T. MEANWHILE, BOTH MUST CONTEND WITH HIS INCREASINGLY FORGETFUL OLD MUM AND HIS OBNOXIOUS PARVENU SISTER." THIS PICTURE UNSPOOLED AT THE NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL IN 1988. THE COMMENT: "BRIMMING WITH OBSERVATIONS OF CHARACTER AND FAMILY LIFE, THE FILM IS, IN ITS OWN DOTTY ODDBALL WAY, A MASTERPIECE."

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UK Release Date: 
Fri, 01/13/1989
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112 Mins

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