March 6th, 2006

Mrs. Henderson Presents... I watch...

I worked from home today. By this evening, I had cabin fever.

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So, I went to the 7:00 showing of Mrs. Henderson Presents at the Mission Valley Theaters. There were five other people in the theater: two pairs of women, and a single woman. And me. Another "Lifetime Channel" moment: entertainment for women and gay men.

Movie Synopsis: Recently widowed well-to-do Laura Henderson is at a bit of a loose end in inter-war London. On a whim, she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Damm to run it, despite the fact that the two don't seem to get on at all. Although their idea of a non-stop revue is at first a success, other theatres copy it and disaster looms. Laura suggests they put nudes in the show, but Van Damm points out that the Lord Chamberlain, who licenses live shows in Britain, is likely to have something to say about this. Luckily, Mrs. Henderson is friends with him.

I liked this movie, but didn't love it. I do love Dame Dench, however.