A recently widowed eccentric, Mrs Laura Henderson (Judy Dench), has no idea what to do with her life and vast amount of wealth in 1937 pre-war London. The answer? Purchase a redundant cinema and turn it into The Windmill Theatre. She appoints show-biz veteran Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins) as manager. All is well until other theatres copy their revues and they begin losing money. The answer? add female nudity similar to Moulin Rouge!
This comedy drama was directed by Stephen Frears and the love-hate chemistry between the two great leads is electric.