Roald Dahl's Esio Trot


Action / Comedy / Family / Romance


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Judi Dench as Mrs Silver
Dustin Hoffman as Mr Hoppy
James Corden as Narrator
Katie Lyons as Philip's Mother
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644.65 MB
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1hr 28 min
P/S 3 / 15
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25 fps
1hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Neil Welch 7 / 10

Charming whimsy

Mr Hoppy, a shy, ageing American plant lover, lives in the flat above Mrs Silver, a rather ebullient retired midwife who buys a tortoise for company. Mr Hoppy falls in love with her but, crippled with shyness, develops a plan to win her heart by substituting ever-larger tortoises to satisfy her worries about the original's slow rate of growth.

This rather daft and whimsical story by Roald Dahl is adapted into a rather daft and whimsical TV film by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. There isn't too much here by way of laughing out loud (Judi Dench has one short but hysterical piece of dialogue towards the end), but there is a lot of smiling and a fair amount of chuckling. And there are two delightful and touching performances from Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench as the tortoise-linked couple, both of whom deliver performances of far greater integrity and subtlety than the slightness of the material would suggest.

Reviewed by mjharrison247 7 / 10


A charming story from one of our great authors of both child and adult fiction.

The story of one mans infatuation with his neighbour and the lengths he will go to to win her love.

With the always excellent Dustin Hoffman and Judi dench. Even the sometimes annoying James cordon puts in a stellar performance as the on screen narrator.

An enjoyable feel good movie that wanes a little,retains all the character of a Dahl novel or short story. This film will enchant you and frustrate you feeling melancholic. Suitable for all ages,a must for all Dahl fans and fans of the actors.

Reviewed by Maria Mateescu 10 / 10

Delightful, heartwarming, funny, brilliant characters

There is no doubt that Roald Dahl is a true genius, nevertheless there have been cases where movies have not lived up to their original works. There is no doubt that Judi Drench and Dustin Hoffman are huge names and absolutely amazing (to say the least) actors, however there have been plenty of movies with superb actors and great names which turned out less so. This is NOT one of those. The BBC did a great job to put a marvellous story into this magnificent movie, for the young and the old alike.

Dustin Hoffman does such a sublime job playing Mr. Hoppy that I find it hard to imagine him as anybody else. Quiet, shy, kind Mr. Hoppy made his way into my heart from his first minute (more like seconds actually) on the screen. Judi Drench appears as the love interest of Mr. Hoppy, Mrs. Silver, whom despite not being the brightest bulb in the box was a lovely character. All in all both have given wonderful performances.

The writers were, in my opinion, the ones who managed to bring real magic to the movie. Looking for more detail, they turned out to be Richard Curtis, Paul Mayhew-Archer, 'old' names to the admirers of comedy from the BBC. Their tasteful humour is no news to me and they managed to put their light, yet deep, touch to this script. They have managed to insert some of the loveliest jokes, and produced a masterpiece that would bring tears to people's eyes for ages.

There is not enough praise I could ever possibly bring to this movie and for it to be enough. I could go on for ages, praise every joke and every scene.

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