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Mr. Stink (2012)

Unhappy English schoolgirl meets and helps hobo with a past. Bullies and over-zealous politicians need to watch out .

Director:

Declan Lowney

Writers:

Simon Nye (additional writing), David Walliams (based on the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nell Tiger Free ... Chloe
Hugh Bonneville ... Mr. Stink
Pudsey ... The Duchess
Jemma Donovan ... Pippa
Catherine Freeland ... Pippa's gang
Charlotte Timmons Charlotte Timmons ... Pippa's gang
Thea Elmsley Thea Elmsley ... Pippa's gang
Johnny Vegas ... Dad
Sheridan Smith ... Mother
Isabella Blake-Thomas ... Annabelle
Harish Patel ... Raj
Golda Rosheuvel ... Coffee Shop Server
David Walliams ... Prime Minister
Alex Macqueen ... News Reporter
Steve Pemberton ... Sir Derek Dimble
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Storyline

Chloe is a lonely little girl with a mother more interested in entering right-wing politics, father yearning for his old life as a rock guitarist and child prodigy younger sister. One day she meets Mr Stink, a malodorous tramp, and his clever dog the Duchess, and lets them live in the family's garden shed. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sheridan Smith and Johnny Vegas also worked in Benidorm (2007) together. See more »

Quotes

Chloe: I Googled you.
Mr. Stink: I don't know what that is, but it sounds painful.
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Connections

References The X Factor UK (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Good King Wenceslas
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Traditional tune, lyrics by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore
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No stench without fire
5 January 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This was the first David Walliams book adapted for TV and is also available in 3D as well.

Chloe is a young schoolgirl who is a bit of a loner. Her school friends are horrid, her younger sister is more adored by her mother because she is a child prodigy and her mother is running for Parliament as a right wing MP.

Chloe is close to her father (Johnny Vegas) who was once a rock musician. She forms a bond with a vagrant called Mr Stink (Hugh Bonneville) and his faithful dog.

Mr Stink so called because of his foul odour. He is a difficult man to get on with and his decline to living in the the streets is due to tragic circumstances. You feel with his plummy accent and wise words that he once enjoyed better days.

However Mr Stink becomes a media sensation when he ends up gate crashing a live TV interview with Chloe's mother and even the Prime Minister (David Walliams) wants to use him to shore up his declining fortunes.

This is a likable tale that both children and adults will enjoy, it has a moral without laying on the message too thickly. Lookout for the shopkeeper who pops up in other Walliams adaptations.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gestatten, Mr. Stink See more »

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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