Mrs. Henderson Presents Director Stephen Frears ( High Fidelity ) is not necessarily known for his Busby Berkeley touch. But in Mrs. Henderson Presents , he whips up…
DVD Review

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)

Details Release Date: Apr 18, 2006; DVD Release Date: Apr 18, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Comedy; With: Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Director Stephen Frears (High Fidelity) is not necessarily known for his Busby Berkeley touch. But in Mrs. Henderson Presents, he whips up a flaky musical pastry around Judi Dench's saucy Oscar-nominated performance as the moneybags widow who revitalized a wartime London theater by suggesting that the high-kickers take it all off. EXTRAS Mrs. Henderson's original dancers are charmingly unabashed in making-of interviews. Frears, meanwhile, admits in a commentary that he was ''very taken, reading the script, with the idea of Judi saying 'f---' at the end of it. My heart leapt.''

Originally posted Apr 14, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints