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Hoffman (1970)

GP  |   |  Comedy  |  August 1971 (USA)
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A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.

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Benjamin Hoffman
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Miss Janet Smith
Ruth Dunning ...
Mrs. Mitchell
Jeremy Bulloch ...
Tom Mitchell
David Lodge ...
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Kay Hall
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A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character. Written by Fred Dawson <phred@erols.com>

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Benjamin Hoffman: All over the world, simple pleasures of the flesh are being ruined by women screaming to be understood.
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Referenced in Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Buzz Aldrin Show (1970) See more »

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If There Ever Is a Next Time
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Matt Monro (as Matt Monroe)
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For a 25+ year old film it ages well. Perhaps more appreciated now than when it was released since Peter Sellers fame had diminished it is easier, I suspect, for the audience to see him as "everyman".

I watched this after watching the HBO biography of Peter Sellers (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers). It makes "Hoffman" all the better.

I wonder how it was received when it first came out since that was at the beginning of the Women's Liberation Movement. If I were 21 I'd probably see Mr. Hoffman as a dirty old man but being almost 50 my opinion is different. We all know this is a fantasy. Mr. Sellers himself knows this is a fantasy.

I found it a moving and well acted drama with a touch of comedy and romance. Rent it if you can find it.


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