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.

Directed by: Mike Leigh
Written by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1988-09-24
Runtime: 108 minutes
Cast:
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
Cyril Bender 
Ruth Sheen
Ruth Sheen
Shirley 
Edna Doré
Edna Doré
Mrs. Bender 
Philip Jackson
Philip Jackson
Martin Burke 
Heather Tobias
Heather Tobias
Valerie 
Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville
Laetitia Boothe-Brain