High Hopes Trailer

High Hopes Trailer (1988)

01 September 1988 Drama, Comedy 112 mins

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.

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Philip Davis

as Cyril Bender

Ruth Sheen

as Shirley

Edna Doré

as Mrs. Bender

Philip Jackson

as Martin Burke

Lesley Manville

as Laetitia Boothe-Brain

David Bamber

as Rupert Boothe-Braine


Mike Leigh


International Releases Dates

Italy 01 September 1988

United States 24 February 1989

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