Mrs. Henderson Presents
Now that's nice and shocking at the same time...
Based on a true story, and set before and during World War II, a widow with too much money and time buys an old theatre and renovates it. She hires a producer to put on some shows, which were a success, until others started copying them. They then came up with a new twist... having naked ladies on stage. This move saved them, and paved the way for nudity on the British stage.
102 minutes, No persons under 13 (Nudity)
Comedy, Drama, Sex.
Where's it showing?
Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Kelly Reilly, Thelma Barlow, Christopher Guest
|Screenplay||Martin Sherman, David Rose, Kathy Rose|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||BBC Films, Future Films Ltd., Heyman-Hoskins Productions, Micro Fusion, Mrs. Henderson Productions Ltd., Pathé Pictures International, Pathé Pictures Ltd., UK Film Council|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Nudity||Explicit but non-sexual context|
|Violence||Mild and in war context|
|Comments||Contains scenes of explicit stage nudity in context of the theme of the development of a theatre in war-torn London.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|What the Critics say|
|Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof||10|
|Cape TimesKenneth Turan||15|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||10|
|The StarTheresa Smith||14|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|BBC (UK)Adrian Hennigan ||10|
|Box Office (USA)Shlomo Schwartzberg||10|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||15|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Kim Linekin||5|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||18|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 62%||12|
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