Esio Trot

Esio Trot

By Dearbhla Walsh

  • Genre: Dearbhla Walsh
  • Release Date: 2003-04-28
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Director: Dearbhla Walsh
  • Production Company: Endor Productions
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 69 Ratings


Starring Academy Award® Winners Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench and from Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer comes an uplifting adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale of true love and tortoises. Gentle, shy Mr. Hoppy (Dustin Hoffman) is retired and lives alone, with only his beautiful balcony garden for company. But Mr. Hoppy has a secret. He is hopelessly, passionately in love with the lovely, effervescent Mrs. Silver (Judi Dench) who lives downstairs. But unfortunately for Mr. Hoppy, Mrs. Silver is more interested in her beloved pet tortoise, Alfie. When Mrs. Silver confides in him that she wishes Alfie would grow, Mr. Hoppy hatches an intricate plan to win his true love’s heart… with a little help from Alfie and 99 of his fellow tortoises. Narrated by James Corden and with wonderful performances from two screen legends, Esio Trot is a vibrant, funny and uplifting love story that will warm the hearts of people of all ages.