Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Made in Dagenham (4)

A new movie looking at the true events surrounding a group of machinist that worked for a Ford plant in Dagenham, England in 1968. They began fighting for one thing: equal pay for women. With 187 women in one factory who walked out on strike and never gave up until they got the respect and equality they deserved.

I love a good based on true events film. This one was no acception. In fact, it's more powerful than ever seeing how I'm a woman and seeing what my not so distant sisters (if you will) had to go through in order to lives their lives and make mine easier.

Sally Hawkins who played Rita was amazing. I wasn't sure of her at first but by the time her major speech came near the end you would be heartless to not get a little teared up and fall in love with her. Very powerful character and I think she did a great job.

A few bonuses: Bob Hoskins, love him! Loved him in this movie. Rosamund Pike, so beautiful and fantastic, always a treat. Miranda Richardson and every single scene with her was hilarious and magical.

Over all I liked this movie. There were some strange edits (at least I noticed) and they slowed down a little too much right before the climax, but nothing major. I liked how they kept the look natural and didn't try to fancy anything up a bit, including the actors involved. All were wonderful and real. Some more than others of course, but really good job with casting.

Humour. Intelligence. Strong story. Strong characters. Didn't make it blockbuster-esque, kept it real and down to earth. Very powerful and inspirational film.


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