The Harry Hill Movie 2013

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Surreal comedy starring award-winning British comedian, author and TV presenter Harry Hill. Featuring machine gun-toting chickens and a terminally ill hamster, the film follows Harry and his Nan (Julie Walters) as they travel to Blackpool while being pursued by a mentally unstable veterinarian (Simon Bird). While on the journey, the pair are met with a whole host of other weird and wonderful characters including Harry's long-lost twin Otto (Matt Lucas) and Michelle (Sheridan Smith), an underwater shell person.

Starring:
Harry Hill
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Harry Hill
Director Steve Bendelack
Genres Comedy
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 14 April 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Harry Hill
Director Steve Bendelack
Genres Comedy
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 14 April 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Ian Armer VINE VOICE on 29 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Okay, I concede - it probably shouldn't have been a cinema release, but did it really deserve the amount of vitriol poured over it? Some people obviously think so, because The Harry Hill Movie took a royal bashing by the critics and quite a few audience members. Why? Well, it's blatantly obvious why - the movie is a 70's throwback (Replace Harry, Nan and Abu with The Goodies) that tries to please the whole family but is possibly too genteel for modern tastes yet too post-modern surreal for the older generations.

Well, I really liked it, but you sort of have to tune in to the wavelength in order to fully appreciate it. The humour is genuine Harry Hill - not the mainstream TV Burp - and more akin to his stage shows than his more well-known TV series. The acting is very good, the songs are great, it's certainly not 'boring' and even if it is slightly hit and miss, the hit ratio is certainly higher than the misses.

Maybe it's not nasty enough? It's lacking the more explicit vicious streak that creeps into Hill's comedy, but I quite liked Harry's almost uncaring nonchalance about anything in the story that didn't directly affect himself. His constant dismissal of Abu (and the pay off) is gleefully rotten and Harry comes across as a selfish (if strangely likeable) caricature of his comedy creation.

The film refuses to pander to the TV Burp crowd (no Knitted Character here) but maybe that link to past glories might have anchored the movie as it feels quite adrift in a free-form comedy universe that seems to be finding its feet.

I can't say you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Maybe you will, maybe you won't - but if you are willing to go with the flow and plug into the humour, there's a lot of fun to be had here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Mason on 23 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is a surreal comedy, probably best for 7 to 13 year olds (my 11 year old daughter loved it). It has a stellar British cast, with luminaries such as Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. It is very much in the style of The Goodies and The Mighty Boosh. Harry has a terminally ill hamster named Abu. A vet gives Abu one week to live, and so Harry decides to give his beloved pet the best week of his life, setting off on a road trip with nan (played by Julie Walters). They head for Blackpool, via a detour to Blackpole. Cue some extremely silly, and mildly amusing, scenes. Abu is genetically mutated into a 40 feet tall monster hamster, and goes on the attack against the British Army ( remember Kitten Kong in The Goodies?). Harry falls in love with a half human half shellfish being (very Mighty Boosh). All the while, Harry's long lost evil twin brother, played by Matt Lucas, wants to steal Abu, and he sends his henchmen in hot pursuit of the ailing rodent. One of the henchmen, played by Simon Bird (the nerdy one in The Inbetweeners), is deliciously ham acted. The movie is very vividly coloured, like an Austin Powers movie, but what ultimately lets it down, is the lack of a killer script. With such wonderful actors, decent special F/X, lovely visuals, and a ripping soundtrack, all the ingredients are there, but it needed a funnier script to bind it all together. With a better script, this flick could have been on a par with the Austen Powers trilogy, but sadly it falls short. That said, my daughter was entranced, which is a vote of confidence from what I imagine was the target audience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brunobear on 7 July 2014
Format: DVD
It's rare for me to review a movie but I felt compelled to warn other potential viewers to steer clear of this one. Okay, it's a Harry Hill movie so one should rightly expect and hope for hilarious off the wall comedy......but I was hugely disappointed. The plot is mindless, the brightly coloured sets/locations nauseating and the humour, though incredibly childish, would even bore a young child to death within minutes. Even the amazing talents of Julie Walters could not save this self-indulgent nonsense. Don't go there...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By milly o maxi on 8 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Any body who liked the goodies or any of the 70s hit comedy shows will love this movie. Put your 5 year old child head on and don't get to deep. Great hours fun
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Hunt on 30 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
A long time fan of harrys humour from channel 4 right through to his Prime ITV slot, But,this film is a horrible mess from start to finish, way too long and wasted some very good support actors and Julie Walters
Maybe harry needs to direct next time (assuming there is a next time)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Durkin on 23 July 2014
Format: DVD
Possibly the worst film I've ever seen. Thought it might be funny as I like Harry Hill, however, it was not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MJ on 4 July 2014
Format: DVD
Possibly intended for a pre-school audience?

Weak and flat - nothing like Harry's other work.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Kelly on 1 May 2014
Format: DVD
I've read a few of the reviews from 1 star to 5 star but having seen the film all I can say that I though it was brilliant it made me laugh - lots (and I'm a 52 year old in case you're wondering) it's surreal, it's very funny, Julie Walters has a sense of humour - that's why she's in it - and I have nowt more to say on the matter :)
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