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Mr. Stink (2012)

Unhappy English schoolgirl meets and helps hobo with a past. Bullies and over-zealous politicians need to watch out .

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Chloe is a lonely little girl with a mother more interested in entering right-wing politics, father yearning for his old life as a rock guitarist and child prodigy younger sister. One day she meets Mr Stink, a malodorous tramp, and his clever dog the Duchess, and lets them live in the family's garden shed. Written by Anonymous

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Gestatten, Mr. Stink  »

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Sheridan Smith and Johnny Vegas also worked in Benidorm (2007) together. See more »

Quotes

Chloe: I Googled you.
Mr. Stink: I don't know what that is, but it sounds painful.
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References The X Factor (2004) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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Traditional tune, lyrics by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore
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thoroughly enjoyable
23 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I'm not usually one for contemporary children's stories....they're nothing like those told on dear old Jackanory, but this was very good. Good cast, the ever reliable Hugh Bonneville, I didn't even mind Johnny Vegas for once. The young actress playing Chloe did a fine job, and I think I should make a special mention of Duchess the dog, played by Pudsey, who turned in an Oscar winning performance, I shall look out for her in future :)

Anyway, it's a truly heart warming tale - once you get past the odd bit of moralising regarding the homeless, which although one utterly agrees with the sentiment, sometimes one just wants a story that fills one with warmth, and in the case of Mr Stink, a lovely festive glow.

A very worthy 9/10 Ho! Ho! Ho!


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