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

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAME on 23 July 2014
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BritHorrorHound on 4 Oct. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I have just finished watching this on a streaming service, and came here immediately to buy the Blu Ray! I absolutely loved it,didn't know what to expect, but was hooked in minutes. It's a combination of slapstick and surreal humour that gels wonderfully.If like me you'd been put off by all the negative reviews, give it a go you maybe surprised!
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I am a huge fan of Harry's work and have been since way back in the Mid 90's. So was surprised to say something about the whole air of this made me want to stay away and never watch it. A year passed and I gave in and decided I should give it a go.
I'm very happy to say this is very silly, surreal, hilarious nonsense from start to finish. I was expecting a lot worse, sure it won't be up for any awards but for sheer silly entertainment this is it!
Blu-ray wise the picture is bright and sharp as you would expect.
Sadly there is zero special features which being a fan would have been nice.
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4 of 5 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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If you are aged between 6 and 11 then I recommend this movie to you. For everyone else, I don't. It is a bizarre and silly film, which may suit other people's humour but not mine. However it deserves two stars rather than one on the grounds that there were moments of amusement; I did like the Les Miserables scene and Abu Hamster was also a highlight as a character.
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Brill movie. Grandkids loved it.
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This movie is bonkers. Love it!
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