High Hopes
High Hopes (1988)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 1, 1988
DVD 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
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
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