Hope and Glory
Hope and Glory ★★★½ 1987 (PG-13)
Boorman turns his memories of WWII London into a complex and sensitive film. Father volunteers, and mother must deal with the awakening sexuality of her teenage daughter, keep her son in line, balance the ration books, and try to make it to the bomb shelter in the middle of the night. Seen through the boy's eyes, war creates a playground of shrapnel to collect and wild imaginings come true. Nice companion film to “Empire of the Sun” and “Au Revoir Les Enfants,” two more 1987 releases that explore WWII from the recollections of young boys. 97m/ C VHS, DVD . GB Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, Sammi Davis, David Hayman, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Jean-Marc Barr, Ian Bannen, Jill Baker, Charley Boorman, Annie Leon, Katrine Boorman, Gerald James, Amelda Brown, Colin Higgins; D: John Boorman; W: John Boorman; C: Philippe Rousse-lot; M: Peter Martin. British Acad. ‘87: Film, Support. Actress (Wooldridge); Golden Globes ‘88: Film—Mus./Comedy; L.A. Film Critics ‘87: Director (Boorman), Film, Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘87: Cinematog., Director (Boorman), Film, Screenplay.