The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)




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Tony Richardson's adaptation of John Irving's darkly comic novel details the bizarre misadventures of an oversized family headed by Beau Bridges.

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Rob Lowe
as John Berry
Jodie Foster
as Frannie Berry
Beau Bridges
as Mr. Win Berry
Lisa Banes
as Mother
Wally Aspell
as Hotel Manager
Jobst Oriwal
as German Man
Linda Clark
as German Woman
Nicholas Podbrey
as Boy with Rifle
Norris Domingue
as High School Band Conductor
Matthew Modine
as Chip Dove/Ernst
Cali Timmins
as Bitty Tuck
Dorsey Wright
as Junior Jones
Richard Jutras
as Lenny Metz
Johnny O'Neil
as Chester Pulaski
Colin Irving
as Chip Dove Gang Member
Anthony Ulc
as Chip Dove Gang Member
Nick Mardi
as Chip Dove Gang Member
Charles Fournier
as Howard Tuck
Anita Morris
as Ronda Ray
Fred Doederlein
as Finnish Doc
Roger Blay
as Arbiter
Ada Fuoco
as New Jersey Woman
Joan Heney
as Connecticut Woman
Robert Thomas
as Harold Swallow
Robert Harrison
as Skinny Weightlifter
Gayle Garfinkle
as Doris Wales/Screaming Annie
Elie Oren
as King of Mice
Adrian Aron
as American Woman
Nastassja Kinski
as Susie the bear
Arthur Grosser
as American Husband
Tara O'Donnell
as American Daughter
Janine Manatis
as Schwanger
Jean-Louis Roux
as Old Billie
Louis Di Bianco
as Bartender
Michele Scarabelli
as Chip Dove's Girl Friend
Amanda Plummer
as Miss Miscarriage
Jeffrey Cohen
as New York Journalist
Sharon Noble
as Babette
Lorena Gale
as Dark Inge
Jade D. Bari
as Jolanta
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Critic Reviews for The Hotel New Hampshire

All Critics (14)

The characters have little depth, serving mostly as vehicles for odd bits of philosophy.

August 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Erratic failure of comedy featuring Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges.

May 4, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Celebrates one family's resiliency in facing the accidents and perplexities of sex, violence and death.

July 23, 2003 | Full Review…

Too deliberately quirky, but always watchable.

February 2, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Veers between brilliance and banality with an almost manic enthusiasm.

July 10, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

So-so John Irving adaptation suffers from cinematic schizophrenia.

August 28, 2001 | Rating: 64/100

Audience Reviews for The Hotel New Hampshire

An extremely weird story, about a lot of weird things that happen to this family, and they just keep getting weirder. I wasn't sure if this movie was weird in a good way or a bad way, so I'll just say it's okay.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This writer-director Tony Richardson's film suffers from a frenetic pace designed to cram each idiosyncratic detail of the source material onto celluloid. Incest, rape, suicide, terrorism and sexuality issues populate the novel, but its author handles these and other cultural touchstone issues with weight and dignity. If time has cast a harsh light on the filmmaking decisions here, however, it has only made more scintillating the youthful performances in the film; Natassja Kinski (25), Jodie Foster (21), Rob Lowe (20) and Seth Green (10) each forecasts long, bright burning careers, with the stately Beau Bridges holding together the film's disparate tendrils.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


An engaging family-run-hotel film. Based on a great John Irvine novel. The characters are interesting and likeable. The situations are entertaining. Enjoyable viewing.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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