Made in Dagenham (2010)
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Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 30
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As produced by heavyweight Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game) and headlined by Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) and Bob Hoskins (The Long Good Friday), this period docudrama brings to life a pivotal event from British history. In 1968, women's rights took a broad leap forward when workers at the Ford Dagenham automobile plant -- buckling beneath deplorable working conditions rightly perceived as gender discrimination -- suddenly stormed out into the streets and began to strike in protest of the
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Made in Dagenham gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle.
A spirited look -- well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift -- at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect.
It's an entertaining, humanist slice of social history scored with a soundtrack of upbeat late-'60s radio hits.
The likable little British import "Made in Dagenham" delivers an overdue valentine to some unsung heroines of the people-power revolution.
The real women of the Ford plant - seen briefly and tantalizing in footage played over the credits - surely could tell a more compelling story than this agreeable but overfamiliar effort; perhaps some documentarian, some day, will give them the chance.
A cheeky and uplifting "inspired-by-a-true-story" that overcomes its predictability with sparkling performances, a dash of wit and a lot of heart
You want to see how determined working-class citizens can band together and defeat powerful interests? This is your movie.
...a light, rather cheerful movie that tells its story in an uncomplicated fashion while leaning heavily on '60s style and fashion - it's sort of a Mad Men meets Norma Rae meets Laverne & Shirley affair
Sally Hawkins isn't built like Rosie the Riveter, but the skinny acting Atlas is more than capable of carrying this formulaic but entertaining feminist labor drama on her fragile-looking shoulders.
[W]hile there is a power to this tale of triumph, it is measured against the cold calculation of the familiar Brit-com treatment.
Sally Hawkins is eminently watchable, but it's too bad Made in Dagenham feels like it rolled off another kind of assembly line.
I am woman, hear me roar! And by "roar," I mean drive the Ford Motor Company to such a slowdown that it just got passed in the left lane by Mr. Magoo on an exercise bike.
A hopeful tale of how hard times like these ripple through family and community, and can strengthen both in the process.
It's too slight to be considered the feel-good movie of the year; we'll call it the feel-pretty-good movie of the year and leave it at that.
A pleasant, safe entertainment that doles out story beats with assembly-line precision and whose stakes reside primarily in the performances.
While Made in Dagenham is passably amusing, it's clearly not worth much as history, and its rote parade of obvious plot points can get tiresome.
Did it actually happen this way? Probably not, but it should have, and it certainly works as effective drama.
Rita is wonderfully played by Sally Hawkins, an actor who can't help but add silver linings to whatever dark clouds the script presents... When she's on camera, I'd swear the screen bends into a smile.
This well-meaning salute to women in the workplace is an uplifting crowd-pleaser. Although the dialogue is hard to follow at times due to the British accents, the gist of the movie and the overriding principle at stake is unmistakable.
Audience Reviews for Made in Dagenham
- Lisa: Because I called Mr. Clarke a complete cock.
- Reporter 1: What if Mrs. Castle says no?
- Reporter 2: Yeah, how will you cope then?
- Rita O'Grady: How will we cope? How will we cope? We're women. Now please stop asking stupid questions.
- Rita O'Grady: Look I know you're not mentioning it because you're being polite and everything, but that day when we met in the corridor, well, I was really upset, and I never really use that type of language.
- Lisa: I'm Lisa Burnett, I'm 31 years old and I have a first class honours degree from one of the finest universities in the world, and my husband treats me like I'm a fool.
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