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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26 of 27 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 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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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Collins on 4 April 2014
Format: DVD
This is a really good family film, especially if you're a fan of the man himself.

It stars Harry Hill, Julie Walters, Matt Lucas, Jim Broadbent, Simon Bird, Sheridan Smith and a few other well known British faces and it is essentially a road movie involving a hamster (voiced by Jonny Vegas). If you like slapstick and one liners (usual of Hill's TV shows You've Been Framed and TV Burp) then you will probably like this as well.

It is aimed at kids but a few of the innuendous adult reerences are funny, and Walters steals the show as Hill's zany Nan.
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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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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Brill movie. Grandkids loved it.
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This movie is bonkers. Love it!
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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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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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