High Hopes
High Hopes (1988)

Mike Leigh's High Hopes is a cutting satire about late '80s Britain. The film follows three different London couples as they make their way in post--Thatcher England. Most notable of the three couples is a pair of two ex-hippies… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 12, 2009
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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Comes across as a social satire and as a rumpled portrait of some endearing oddballs

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Daniel Mumby
We tend to think of Mike Leigh as a cornerstone of British cinema - someone who has always been in the medium, doing what he does best in the only way he knows… More
Sarah Gaish
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… More
Anthony Lawrie
Class struggles and the pit-falls of becoming old in thatchers Briton in the late 80's. Leigh has been here before but High Hopes comes from a very… More
John Ballantine
This older Mike Leigh film took me ages to find but I really enjoyed it. Leigh's best cast of characters.
Nicki Marie
This was excellent. Managed to make me laugh, and depress me all at the same time. It really is quite thought provoking, particularly with the old lady, you… More