Review: The Women’s Liberation Movement decide to hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition which was held in London every year. This was hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope and was watched all over the world with over 100 million viewers.
Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Actors: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Daniel Tiplady, Kajsa Mohammar, Stephen Boxer, Justin Salinger, Ruby Bentall, Lily Newmark, Maya Kelly, John Heffernan, Rhys Ifans, Keeley Hawes and Ed Eales White
Genre: Art House, Comedy, Drama, History and International
A very enjoyable film to watch because all the performances were very strong. Both Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley were very good. Great to see Ruby Bentall – this is actually her second film she has been in this year. The other was The Personal History of David Copperfield. I hope to see her in a lot more films to come. I do think that this is one of Rhys Ifans’s best performance’s that I have seen. This is a very well produced and directed. Not so long ago I watched a documentary on TV about the 1970 Miss World competition. Watching that documentary gave me a good insight into what the film was going to be like. Before watching the documentary and the film I knew nothing about the contest and nothing about the whole story. One thing I did enjoy in the film was the 1970’s clothes and I think that the costume designers got this right and also gave it a lot of thought. I was entertained all the way through this film and was never once bored or looked at the time.