By Joel Hopkins

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-06-23
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Director: Joel Hopkins
  • Production Company: Ecosse Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 6.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.49
From 53 Ratings


Inspired by true events, Hampstead tells the story of American widow Emily Walters (Diane Keaton) who, having grown bored of her day-to-day life, sets out to find some more excitement. One day when exploring the gorgeous area surrounding her home in Hampstead Village she meets Donald Horner (Brendan Gleeson), a man who lives off-grid in his own private paradise on the Heath and the two strike up an unexpected romance. However, when unscrupulous property developers threaten to uproot Donald, destroy his home and build luxury flats in its place, Emily is determined to fight back to defend the Heath as well as the man she loves.



  • Slow & ok

    By AnnieCYa
    A slightly overwrought movie, but I suppose you would be if you faced eviction or financial ruin. Well acted, some stereotypical characters but overall a good movie. I found it very slow but kept watching ‘til the end. I couldn’t recommend it as a fun, diverting movie.
  • Seriously Underrated

    By Reviews uk
    Great story and perfectly performed by the leading cast. Suitable for a Friday evening, sat on the sofa with a few drinks and company.
  • Coco for the Soul

    By Wee peggylexy
    Ok so it’s not a hugely complicated script or plot it’s just plain old feel good whack the fire on, get a blanket, your fleecey pyjamas and a cup of tea/hot choc and some biscuits and lose yourself in this little bubble of charm :) I loved this film. I love Brendan Gleeson anyway but the natural chemistry between him and Diane Keaton was evident and so utterly lovely :) please watch - enjoy and feel all warm and fuzzy after :) ✌🏼🤗😍🧡
  • Underrated little gem

    By Streetworker01
    It’s fair to say Hampstead received some filthy notices, particularly from British critics, when it was released but it’s hard to see why. This film is so likeable it practically sits on its hind legs and begs to be liked. The story, based on real events (albeit following them at some considerable distance, one suspects), is slight, but the locations and performances are agreeable enough. Essentially a late life romantic comedy, Hampstead won’t get your heart racing, but it’s a pleasant enough way to spend two hours, and if it never captures the hypocritical, oh-so-painfully-liberal snowflakery of the real Hampstead, that is merely a bonus.
  • Excellent

    By Doug the gardener
    A lovely, well acted, well scripted gentle film