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Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  25 November 2005 (UK)
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Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

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Recently widowed well-to-do Laura Henderson is at a bit of a loose end in inter-war London. On a whim she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Damm to run it, despite the fact the two don't seem to get on at all. Although their idea of a non-stop revue is at first a success, other theatres copy it and disaster looms. Laura suggests they put nudes in the show, but Van Damm points out that the Lord Chamberlain, who licenses live shows in Britain, is likely to have something to say about this. Luckily Mrs Henderson is friends with him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Nudity - Variety - High Society See more »

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Rated R for nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$62,077 (New Zealand) (24 March 2006)

Gross:

$846,112 (New Zealand) (26 May 2006)
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Honeysuckle Weeks was offered a major role but declined because of the nudity involved. See more »

Goofs

Vivian van Damm is portrayed as being in his mid-60s during the bombings. In reality he was only in his late 40s. See more »

Quotes

Laura Henderson: Why, Mr. Van Damm, you are jewish!
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Letting in the Sunshine
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Published by Noel Gay Music Co. Ltd
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Brilliant, stunning, emotional
14 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is brilliant. Any film that can make me cry through the sheer emotion that is shown by the excellent cast is high up on the list of classic films. However, this film not only made me cry but laugh, and laugh out loud. The cast show real feeling and the dialogue seems as if it wasn't written but looks as if it is coming from the actors mouths for the first time, a cast that belong together I wanted to give the film a round of applause at the end. A film for the old and the young. Thought provoking, warm, funny and sad. A must, must, must, must see.

Hoskins was a delight to watch, even when naked and Dench as always showed her best. A ingenious and well placed acting debut for Will Young, who knew one man had so many talents.


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