Hobson's Choice details
|Starring:||Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie|
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Aug 2008|
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Outstanding example of hte way cinema used to beBy Polonius (23 reviews) from Thame, Oxon , 29 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Two films for the price of one, especially of this calibre? Has to be a bargain. Hobson's Choice is a movie in the long-forgotten tradition of British comedies: a blend of clever dialogue, sharp characterisations and occasional slapstick. This movie most definitely deserves the epithet 'Classic' and is suitable for all of the family (although some may have difficulty understanding the harsher aspects of the Northern accents). The themes of the film may now be a little outdated, but thankfully the story more than makes up for this with wit and insight. Definitely one for the collection. The second movie on the disc, 'Breaking The Sound Barrier', is just as dated but sadly does not age all too well. Following the story of England's early attempts to try to break through the sound barrier, the acting comes over as rather twee with everybody, including the mechanics, speaking a form of BBC Received Pronunciation English which thankfully is no longer heard today. For all of its faults however, this is still a movie to while away a wet, lazy afternoon.
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by gumBy a customer from Plymouth , 21 Dec 2008this is along been one of my fav films with sir john mills. a boot hand to the best bussness man there could be even with a drunk father inlaw in toe.
Hobson's ChoiceBy a customer from East Yorkshire. , 10 Nov 2008Great film of the early fifties, With Charles Laughton, John Mills & Brenda De Banzie to name a few, All about a bootmakers shop owned by Charles Laughton and assisted by his three daughters who run it while he's in the pub with his mate's getting drunk, Very good film that I would recommend to people who was born in the 50's, It's great.
Watching is simply Hobson's ChoiceBy a customer from St. Helens , 21 Oct 2008This is a must see film. It may be B&W. It may date from '53 but wat does not fade is quality - Direction, acting, script, storyline and and timeless brilliance. Do not hesitae you will could come back to watch this film again and again and never tire of it.
hobbBy a customer from belfast , 05 Aug 2008very nice film rags to ritches thing
goodBy a customer from Fareham , 15 Apr 20082 very good british films