Reviewed byscottingramVote: 8/10
The new drama film Hampstead starring Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton, James Norton, Jason Watkins.
In Hampstead an American widow Emily Walters (American actress Diane Keaton - The Godfather films, Father Of The Bride films) finds unexpected love with a man Donald Horner (Republic Of Ireland actor Brendan Gleeson - Mission: Impossible 2, Edge Of Tomorrow and the father of Republic Of Ireland actors Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson) living wild on Hampstead Heath in London the capital of England when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.
Amongst the other actors / actresses in Hampstead includes English actor James Norton (UK TV Series Grantchester, Rush) as Philip Walters Emily's son, English actor Jason Watkins (UK TV Series Trollied and Line Of Duty) as James Smythe an accountant and a musician who is friends with Emily Walters and Philip Walters, English actress Lesley Manville (Maleficent, Mr. Turner) as Fiona Emily's friend, English actor Simon Callow (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Amadeus) as a Judge, English actor Alistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Rush) as Steve Crowley, English actor Hugh Skinner (UK TV Series The Windsors and Poldark) as Erik, English actress Rosalind Ayres (Titanic, Black Beauty) as Susan, English actor Brian Protheroe (UK TV Series 55 Degrees North and Holby City) as Rory, English actor Will Smith not the black Will Smith since this one is white (UK TV Series The Thick Of It, Paddington) as Leon Rowlands, John Sackville (The Hoarder, The Wedding Date) as The Housing Minister, Peter Singh (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, UK TV Series In The Club) as Xaviar and Stavros Demetraki (Dracula Untold, Risen) as David.
Overall Hampstead is a good drama film filled with drama, sadness, tough hard harsh times, fall outs, family, friendship, togetherness, London people, communities, fishing, lakes, forests, people coming together to support each other, cemeteries, music, musical instruments, love and other things throughout the film.
So I will give Hampstead an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars and Hampstead is worth seeing if you like British drama films like The Sense Of An Ending or any other films along the same lines.
So if you get the chance to see Hampstead in the cinema then you should go and see it sooner than later.
Reviewed bybilbo-79907Vote: 8/10
sometimes you get sick of beat em ups..shoot em ups and gang/drug movies !...this is a easy watch movie perfect for snuggling up warm n cozy with a loved one. it doesn't tax the brain or keep your mind rolling afterwards when trying to sleep !... the plot is good and the acting is very good. its well worth a look on a cold/wet wintry evening. you could do a lot worse ...like watching more dull reality bore shows !
Reviewed byFiggy66-915-598470Vote: 7/10
23 June 2017 Film of Choice at The Plaza Dorchester Tonight - Hampstead. Why do people find it so hard to reconcile themselves to the fact that it's OK to be different. This story takes us on a journey of burgeoning love between a widowed American and a man who deliberately chose to remove himself from society. Putting nothing into society, yet taking nothing out, he is persecuted for his lifestyle and when he is being threatened with eviction he finds support from an unexpected source....namely Emily, played the the wonderful Diane Keaton, who brings her flighty style to this put upon, widowed character. Almost forced into rebelling by Fiona, her busy body head of the tenants association neighbour, Emily discovers Donald Horner, a man who has been practising his lifestyle for 17 years, yet is facing eviction by the developers who want to utilise his plot of land. Based on a true story this film shows the unpleasant side of some people's characters and the nicer side of those who are drawn out from their shells. A feel good film which only had one uneasy moment for me, that was when Emily seemed to change her personality momentarily leading me to wonder where things were going. A good rainy Sunday afternoon film.
An American widowed woman left in debt by her unfaithfull husband finds a man living on the land of Hampstead. He lives in a broken down shack but happy with his life. One day she spots him being beaten up so calls the police and goes to see him, so after this she starts to fall for him and helps him from being evicted.