High Hopes

(1988)

Overview

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.

  1. Mike Leigh

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Phil Davis

    Phil Davis

    Cyril Bender

  2. Ruth Sheen

    Ruth Sheen

    Shirley

  3. Edna Doré

    Edna Doré

    Mrs. Bender

  4. Philip Jackson

    Philip Jackson

    Martin Burke

  5. Heather Tobias

    Heather Tobias

    Valerie

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High Hopes
High Hopes

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 24, 1989
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget -

Revenue $1,192,322.00

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