36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Quality entertainment from start to finish!!,
This review is from: Batteries Not Included [DVD] (DVD)"Batteries not Included" is a strange title for a strange film - when watching at first, you think it's going to be a "Death Wish" type movie perhaps, or a tale of suburban struggle - but as the cover of the film suggests, other forces are at work.
The film's central characters are played by veterans Hume Cronyn (who only recently passed away) and Jessica Tandy, who I'd never realized till recently were married in real life.
The main story itself centres around a block of appartments over a '30s diner, in an area of New York which is being demolished. Developers and their hoodlum associates are trying to force the tenants to leave with bribes - but some are not willing to leave their homes.
The appartments, delapidated and vandalised, appear beyond repair. Yet the tenants want to stay - and are willing to resist all attempts at evicting them. Even with Bulldozers at their door, they resist the seemingly unstoppable onslaught.
It is a beautiful story of hope, faith and belief, whether young or old you will enjoy this film, and certainly I ended the film with tears in my eyes (always a good sign). My daughters (10 & 14) both gave the film 10/10 as well, it appeals to all ages and it's age is not at all apparent when watching it - it's 1.85:1 Anamorphic transfer means it appears much clearer than most films of its age. It is a film not to be missed, and deserved more awards than it actually got.
Don't miss it.