Review: An American widow develops a relationship with a man living in a shack on Hampstead Heath, they both take on the developers who want to destroy his house.
Director: Joel Hopkins
Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton, James Norton, Hugh Skinner, Simon Callow, Lesley Manville, Phil Davis, Jason Watkins, Adeel Akhtar, Rosalind Ayres, Alistair Petrie, Deborah Findlay, Elizabeth Conboy, Stavros Demetraki and Will Smith
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance
You only have to look at the poster to know what you are going to get. It is o.k. for a Friday night after a long hard week and you don’t care what you want to watch. The only good thing that I can say about it is that it has very good actors in but they don’t have a lot to work with. It was great to see Phil Davis have a little cameo part. I felt that they could have worked more on the script and felt it was poorly written. I felt this was trying to be too much like Notting Hill (1999) but no way as good. I did get quite tired and bored half way through this and felt it could have been at least 15 mins shorter; it also lost its way a bit. Didn’t quite know what to do or where to go from there. As frothy and predictable as this film it is surprisingly inspired and based upon by the true story of the ‘Hampstead Hermit’, Harry Hallowes.