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Masterpiece Theatre: The Wind in the Willows
Masterpiece Theatre The Wind in the Willows
Actors: Jim Carter, Bob Hoskins, Imelda Staunton, Michael Murphy, Mary Walsh
Director: Rachel Talalay
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2007     1hr 30min


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Actors: Jim Carter, Bob Hoskins, Imelda Staunton, Michael Murphy, Mary Walsh
Director: Rachel Talalay
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/15/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A very Good Flick
Jason Johnson | St. Leonard , MD | 05/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this version when it originaly aired on PBS and I was very imppressed . My favorite actor was Matt Lucas Of Little Britain fame . He made the movie for me . Not to mention the great Bob Hoskins . I wish I remembered the other actors names seeing that they were great in their roles as well . If you are a fan of the original story or the other versions you will probably like this one as well ."
Not as beautiful as the book, but quite funny
Mr Triscuit | Florida | 07/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is perhaps my favorite book of all time. This version stays fairly close to the book, although much is skipped over for time purposes. The incredible lyricism of the book is almost entirely lost in this rendition, unfortunately. However, Matt Lucas' Toad is, if possible, even funnier than in the book. Side splittingly, tear jerkingly funny. He is a joy to watch. I was disappointed that they completely glossed over my favorite chapter of the book - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, but that might be hard to do justice in video/film form. Suitable for kids, adults will be disappointed if looking for a dramatic masterpiece. If you haven't read the book - do so. If you've read it to your kids, they will enjoy this video."
Timeless Classic
Sharon L. Mitchell | 09/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This actor based version of this timeless classic is first rate. Wonderful production and acting."
This Movie is a Treat
Mrs. J | 04/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is a treat--an imaginative combination of theatrical costumes and movie techniques. I would recommend it to adults and to any child old enough to have enjoyed the actual Kenneth Grahame book. I would watch it with the kid. It does have a shadow side--it's not a cartoon. Mr. Toad is not psychotic, but he's certainly bipolar. His friends care about him even though they get inconvenienced and annoyed. The stoats and weasels lurk and lurch--but like good storybook villains, they get scared off . Moley is timid and it's hard to get him out of his comfort zone (underground in the meadow) but when his friends urge him on, his world expands and he has adventures. Mr. Badger has courage and he's gruff at times, but he brings order out of chaos and knows when to fight and when to fall back. The situations and lesser characters are just plain funny--the jailer's daughter, so pretty despite bad teeth, the aunt who's---a---washerwoman, the flirty flinty train engineer, the tough barge woman who matches wits with Toad, and the adorable upper class couple who lose their roadster to Toad not once but twice. Toad's highs are higher than anybody's, and his lows are very low, but who has more fun than Toad?"