Ladies in Black (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ladies in Black (2018)

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Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women's liberation is about to change Australia forever, a shy schoolgirl (Lisa) takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode's. There she meets the 'ladies in black', who will change her life forever. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and befriended by fellow sales ladies Patty and Fay, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As Lisa grows from a bookish schoolgirl to a glamorous and positive young woman, she herself becomes a catalyst for a cultural change in everyone's lives.

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Critic Reviews for Ladies in Black

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Ladies in Black quietly but effectively points out the seldom-stressed positives of immigration and integration, and thus deserves attention far beyond its own native shores.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Rich performances and richer dresses make up for Ladies In Black's fraying script.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

From our vantage point 60 years on, Ladies in Black offers a vision - idealised, but perhaps not wholly false - of a moment when it was possible to welcome newcomers to the country and the unfamiliar ideas they brought with them.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A sincerely sweet bundle of nostalgic joy, the fine new Australian movie Ladies in Black is unwrapped amidst a lovely, light-drenched and laid-back Sydney we will never see the likes of again.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The characters behave as though they are stuck in some kind of handsome display case. The filmmakers fail to bring them to life.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

These ladies might be dressed in black during their working hours, but their stories and personas are colourfully entertaining.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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