Saturday, February 11, 2006

Mrs. Henderson Presents

I went to see Mrs. Henderson Presents because of the Oscar nominations for Judi Dench and the costumes. What a pleasure! Mrs. Henderson buys a theater in London when her husband dies, and as the musical revue does not draw audiences on it's own, they add a nude tableau to the mix. The war begins, and they are wildly successful, the audiences often full of grateful young soldiers. Dench is wonderful as Mrs. Henderson, and after meeting Christopher Guest this summer, it was fun to see him on the big screen (He plays Tom Cromer, the licensing authority for London theaters). This is a good story, and both Dench and the costumes are Oscar worthy!!

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