The Hippopotamus is based on the same named 1994 novel written by Stephen Fry. Ted Wallace is a poet who hasn't written any poems since 1984, and now has been fired from his critics job. A fan of a good whiskey, he escapes to the country to visit his godsons family after he is given a task to seek the truth behind some rumors.
Although there is an eccentric group of characters and a smattering is witty jokes, this movie was a bit of a let down. Both myself and the friend I went with managed to nod off in the warm cinema, so that may have contributed to our difficulty in following the story. Sadly only a 2/5.