High Hopes (1988)

High Hopes (1988)

High Hopes (1988)

8/10 NR

September 1, 1988

High Hopes (1988) Synopsis

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.

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High Hopes (1988) Casts

Philip Davis
Philip Davis

Cyril Bender

Ruth Sheen
Ruth Sheen

Shirley

Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville

Laetitia Boothe-Brain

David Bamber
David Bamber

Rupert Boothe-Braine