The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

Disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to his friend's country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles.

A country manor mystery that's actually a deliciously wicked comedy of manners, The Hippopotamus is a rollicking adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry. It centers on a lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk, Ted Wallace (the mellifluously voiced Roger Allam in a rare starring role). Fired from his newspaper job, Ted leaps at the chance to drown his sorrows at his old friend's country estate, Swafford Hall. A series of spiritual healings have recently put the household in a tizzy. The purported miracle worker is his hosts' teenage son, Ted's godson, David (Tommy Knight). Lord and Lady Logan are set on sharing their boy's "gift" with the world, blissfully unaware that his "laying on of hands" trick involves, well, an emphasis on "laying." At odds with a colorful party of fellow guests only too ready to swallow anything they're told, Ted sets out to prove the miracles are a hoax and save the young man from a lifetime of embarrassment. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


The Hippopotamus torrent reviews

Niclas H (nl) wrote: Godknd, varken mer eller mindre.

Djeengo F (it) wrote: you're all stupid hagbags and don't deserve a say in anything. This movie was brilliant and deserves to be seen, Eric Bannana is a great actor and deserves some credit.

Brittany R (jp) wrote: Another NY drama where lives intersect and come together, enveloped by sadness and deception. Mostly interesting characters played by good actors with somewhat of a subtle plot. I've seen plenty of movies like this, some better than others, this one ranking in the middle. If anything, I enjoyed the performances by the main cast and was happy with small cameos by others.

Ryan C (fr) wrote: The ideal family movie with enough laughs and sweet moments that follows extremely close to the kid's novel about karma and thought-provoking topics. "Holes" also provides Shia LeBeouf the ability to mature as an actor as he offers an impressive performance.

Private U (br) wrote: Orgullo? Soberbia? que son? Excelente filme!!

Charlie E (de) wrote: Funny, stupid funny. lots of silliness. good to see if you have to be able to please your free time.

Isabelle P (kr) wrote: scne d'introduction particulirement insolite, avec ce troupeau d'instituteur portant dos leur tableau noir. Aucun lve dans ce paysage lunaire o l'alphabtisation est optionnelle quasi oisive. Le ton aride, docummentaire sanns concession imprime pourtant des images fortes.

Anthony T (it) wrote: Enjoyable oldie, doesn't hold up quite as well with time, but still a decent watch for slasher fans.

Rachel R (gb) wrote: Use to like, but it didn't age well.

JamesMasaki R (kr) wrote: Cagney in a change plays a good guy. A newspaperman jailed wrongfully after being framed. Raft is the big boss in prison, and the two make an unlikely alliance that twists and turns trust everywhere, inside and outside the prison walls. 1939 was 'the greatest year in film' and this one is one of the more underrated Warner Gangster movies. Loved it.

Dimitri C (br) wrote: Suffering of a very bad animation and an atrocious script, "Mystery of the batwoman is maybe one the worst animated movie based on DC comic characters.

Vinnie F (us) wrote: A very cute movie but with really choppy editing and if you want a very entertaining cut of the film, watch the 2001 restored cut, it might seem a little long but It does have a few improvements and filled plot holes that the Original Cut of the film need to clear up. Though some things in it weren't necessary to have. But overall the songs are pretty catchy but it feels a little dated, but still overall a delightful movie to watch for the whole family.

Matt C (de) wrote: I absolutely love this movie. A anthology unlike I have ever seen. one story ends picks up the new beginning. A breath of fresh air compared to the vhs's or holidays.