High Hopes
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In this early film, award-winning director Mike Leigh uses a loose, open-ended narrative structure to unsettle cinematic expectations and create a truly inventive and very honest film. High Hopes opens with the arrival of Wayne, a small-town lad in his twenties, in the London metropolis. Completely lost in the hustle and bustle, Wayne asks for directions from a cyclist named Cyril. Unable to assist him, Cyril brings Wayne to his house to examine a map and meet his long-time girlfriend, Shirley, also a working-class intellectual. After the opening credits roll, Wayne, equipped with directions,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Comes across as a social satire and as a rumpled portrait of some endearing oddballs"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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