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.
Harry has an evil twin brother, who looks like Matt Lucas, who wants Harry's pet hamster to finish off his weird hamster town type thing.
He hires Simon Bird, and a Richard Keil lookalike to apprehend the hamster, but Harry thinks that the hamster only has a week to live, so he takes him on a trip of a lifetime, to Blackpole.....
Well come on, what did you expect?
It's called The Harry Hill Movie, it was released the week before Christmas, and it's aimed at the little ones, so it's hardly going for the art-house crowd.
As you would expect, it's bonkers, confused, and way over the top, but Harry has that presence that you can almost forgive him for doing this, and give praise for him at least trying to give us some sort of plot and narrative.
It's also a musical if you want to put the knife in a little deeper, and features a mutant hamster, shell people, and a strange reference to The House Of Wax.
Out of all the TV characters and series that get big screen incarnations, this is far from the worst one out there, because it just doesn't even try to make any sense of it's own narrative.
Great for a Saturday morning when you've woke up unexpectedly early and have nothing to do.
Best kids movie I have ever seen - if you've got slightly alternative humour this will be right up your street. If not, you may not get it. Jim Broadbent's cameo role was comedy gold, the Magic Numbers were hilarious and Julie Walters was sensational. "What's Jesus backwards?" is one of my favourite comedy lines of all time. Watch it!
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!