Hampstead Out Now On-Demand
Love can grow where you least expect it.
From the Oscar-nominated writer of
In the Bedroom comes this romance tale about a widow (Diane Keaton) who is introduced to a man (Brendan Gleeson) living largely in nature. When developers want to destroy his home because of the land he lives on, she helps him fight to maintain his unique way of life. Trailers
Rating: PG Coarse language & sexual references
More proof that Richard Curtis's style of comedy-drama is very difficult to imitate.
Don't come looking for social realism. This is an unapologetically fluffy film.
Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson are an odd couple in this genteel charmer about a widow who champions a man facing eviction from his Hampstead Heath shack.
This slight, modestly sweet and mildly charming affair squarely aimed at the older cinemagoer is just the bill for those seniors' matinées where the ticket comes with a cuppa and a biscuit.
These yin and yang performers complement each other nicely, like tangy rhubarb and sweet, thick custard. It's just a shame that the vehicle which has brought them together is so insipid.
Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson aren't an obvious match; despite their combined lovability, this slender romcom doesn't prove otherwise.
Watching it is akin to witnessing Maggie Smith's The Van slowly rear-end Richard Curtis's Notting Hill: a cringing slow-mo car crash best viewed between your hands.
Has been cobbled together with "recycled bits and bobs and imagination", but the end result does enough to pass muster.
The Best Exotic Tumbledown Squat.
Hampstead is light, but who cares? No one wants Macbeth for breakfast.
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Very slow moving movie, was probably the youngest in the theatre and I'm not that young!!! Did however enjoy it