Review: Inspired by a true story set in 1984. A group of U.K. gay and lesbian activists travel to Wales in order to help the miners during their strike.
Director: Matthew Warchus
Actors: Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West and Paddy Considine
Year: 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama and History
Conclusion: 4/5
I found this very interesting as I knew nothing about the story or even that it took place. What they did at that time was a very brave thing to do. Great performances. I was particularly impressed with Bill Nighy’s acting. The music in this was very good. The only criticism is I found that they used the words “Gay” and “Lesbian” a bit too often. This film has been linked to films such as The Full Monty, Brassed Off and Billy Elliot. If I have got this right Matthew Warchus has already won an award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. At the Bafta’s this year Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone won an award for Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer. One film critic writes “It’s a joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow”.

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