Made in Dagenham Reviews
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The love may only last so long
VERDICT: A very British, very charming and very amusing film that will bring us a peak at the teenage lefty hiding in us all.
The story to Made in Dagenham takes place in 1968 Ford Dagenham strike, in which 850 female employees left to protest sexual discrimination.
This movie to me was Uplifting, cheeky and inspiring for women. The movie has a huge cast and there all do a flawless job in their roles. Some of the character's in the movie were funny and likable, even Sally Hawkins character in this movie was a true fighter who would do anything to help women to get there rights and respect that they needed. The writing was great, the directing by Nigel Cole was brilliant and well done.
But the movie does have some character's in this movie that are Forgettable or Wasn't all that interesting. But those character's are in the background for the most of the movie, but when they have their screen time it was painful.
Rating - 4/5
Sally Hawkins is great as Rita O'Grady, playing the everyday woman who is thrown almost into the world of politics. She gives both an innocent, but then dominating performance. I found it quite enjoyable whenever she was on the screen.
Unfortunately the film did fall into melodrama a few times, which was a shame, with some events that felt a little forced, and maybe could have been dealt with better.
The story itself is interesting, and the film may be a reasonably fluffy telling of the story, but it is both easy to watch, but also quite entertaining.
It probably won't be remembered in years to come, but it's a nice watch on a rainy day.