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Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2015)

A retired bachelor has a thing for his neighbor who only shows affection to her pet tortoise.

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Dearbhla Walsh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Corden ... Narrator
Salo Gardner Salo Gardner ... Mr. Mavrokoukoudopolous
Dustin Hoffman ... Mr. Hoppy
Richard Cordery Richard Cordery ... Mr. Pringle
Judi Dench ... Mrs. Silver
Polly Kemp Polly Kemp ... Woman on Bus
Emily Ralph Emily Ralph ... Little Girl
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ... Pet Shop Owner (as Geoff McGivern)
Jimmy Akingbola ... Keen Pet Shop Keeper
Joseph West Joseph West ... Philip
Katie Lyons ... Philip's Mother
Pik Sen Lim ... Mrs. Wu (as Pik-Sen Lim)
Ronnie Hughes Ronnie Hughes ... Trumpeter
Jack Honeyborne Jack Honeyborne ... Pianist (as Jack Honeybourne)
Lisa Hammond ... Mrs. Desmond
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Storyline

Lonely, ageing bachelor Mr Hoppy lives in a London flat and has two loves in his life - his balcony garden and Mrs Silver, the widow in the flat below. Sadly Mrs Silver is too fond of her tortoise Alfie to respond. Noting that Mrs Silver is perturbed that Alfie never seems to grow Mr Hoppy hatches a plan to show her how much he cares. This involves buying dozens of tortoises of increasing sizes to gradually substitute for Alfire, leading Mrs Silver to believe that a Bedouin chant - Esio Trot - is making her pet grow. However he is rumbled when one of the tortoises escapes. And, with another, brash resident vying for Mrs Silver's affections, will Mr Hoppy find happiness with the woman he loves? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Plot Keywords:

tortoise | love | bachelor | pet | flat | See All (74) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBC [United Kingdom]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2015 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

'Ахап Ереч' Роальда Даля See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the novel, Mrs. Silver never finds out about the trick Mr. Hoppy played on her. She finds out in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs Silver and Mr. Pringle come to his flat for a meal he doesn't have three wine glasses but in a later fleeting 2 or 3 second shot there are three wine glasses on the meal table. See more »

Connections

References The Railway Children (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello, Dolly!
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Herman
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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A story being played out while you watch!
5 October 2016 | by bellafranciscoSee all my reviews

I loved this movie right from the get go. It's a fun, funny, sweet story about life and love and all those interesting bumps in between. You can relate to the characters on some level because I am sure everyone knows someone like either of the leads. It's subtle humor works well with the plot and it just makes you feel that life is worth the living. Very good life lessons as well; we are never too old to learn and grow.

I have watched this movie 3 times now and it never fails to satisfy.

I most definitely recommend this movie for the whole family.

Two well known and well loved actors play the lead roles and they are flawless in their performances.. An all around pleasure to watch.


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