Saturday, March 19, 2011
Movie: Made in Dagenham
There are many reasons to like this movie. For me, one of the main reasons is that it gives an opportunity to see Rupert Graves again. He is my favorite actor, based solely on his effort in my favorite movie, A room with a view. (And supported by his work in "Maurice".)
But "Made in Dagenham" also has its pleasures for people not that into Rupert. It is a good, oldfashioned "the working people against the powers" kind of movie. This time, it is the girls in the Ford factory - those who sew the car seats that are rather important when driving the car - who demands to be paid as semi-skilled workers. Things turn into a strike, and things are not easy...
In addition, the movie is often funny, the actors are good, its an important part of history being told, and so on.
There are also reasons not to like it. For instance, it feels as if I've seen it all before. I also don't particularly like the naivity of the strike leader - although it may be historically accurate. And I don't even want to talk about the end.
But if you are in a good mood, you can really enjoy this movie...
Made in Dagenham (2010)
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