The Abu's Ill Project
After his pet hamster Abu becomes ill, projectile vomiting green slime, Harry and his Nan (Julie Walters) takes him to the vet where they are told that the little fur ball has just a week to live. Believing that Abu's dying wish is to take a trip to Blackpool the trio take a road trip to the coastal resort. What none of them know is that a foul smelling plot is going on involving Harry's evil twin brother Otto (Matt Lucas), who was raised by Alsatians, wanting revenge by kidnapping Abu with the aid of his henchman.
Look mummy a talking hamster and look mummy there is that guy with funny hair driving along in a traffic cone with a big guy. Now I could be trying to come across like a young child watching "The Harry Hill Movie" or alternatively I could be trying to come across as one of the voices in Harry Hill and his fellow writers heads as they came up with all the gags they could squeeze into the movie. Which ever it is all I can say is that "The Harry Hill Movie" is not going to work for everyone because of its extremely random nature.
Unfortunately it didn't appeal to me as whilst I like Harry Hill and have always enjoyed catching a few minutes of his various TV shows I have never been able to watch him for a full half hour. So as you can imagine enduring almost 90 minutes of Harry Hill's random wit was a step too far as it leaps from one gag to another in extreme ways so that a joke can be included. It is the only way I can explain how this movie about a hamster and an evil twin also features shell people and a raid on a seaside souvenir shop. But by being so random it does allow for a lot of cameos with the likes of Sheridan Smith and Jim Broadbent cropping up in wacky and in truth funny parts.
What this all boils down to is that "The Harry Hill Movie" was a bit too out there and random for me which in fairness I half expected it to be. But as such "The Harry Hill Movie" probably works best for those who not only love watching Harry Hill on TV but can watch several of his shows back to back.