Monday, October 04, 2010
It's a Woman's World.
Bung is drunk!!! this is my first drunken film review since my film blog started in 2006, so, you best enjoy it! :P
I had a coupon that entitled me to see Nigel Cole's Made in Dagenham as well as a free beer at the Little, Theatre, Bath. It was an adorable film. Despite me being able to predict how the film would go:
Women want equal rights -> Women campaign for equal rights ->; Campaigns are initially fruitless -> Things get worse before they get better -> Happy denouement, as Joe McEldry said, it's the journey, not the destination, and, what a journey. I was moved to tears throughout the film and cried about 60 times. This was largely because I'd used my free drinks coupon on a bottle of London Pride, which, at 2.4 alcohol units, was more than enough to get me wasted. It was interesting, actually; I was the only person under the age of 60 in the cinema, but I must have been a SIGHT -- trampy Chinese youth with a bottle of beer in one hand, bawling throughout the film. Anyway, the other reason I cried was because everything that happened in the damn film reminded me of my best friends Luke and Anna, neither of whom are at Bath this year. So I cried, a freaking river. Especially as Luke is actually from Essex, so the whole bloody film reminded me of him. WAH.
But the film itself was great. Sally Hawkins, who we all know deserved an oscar nomination at the very least for her turn in Happy-Go-lucky almost reaches the performance in that film here, as Rita, a woman who just wants equal pay. She is a great leader and brings out good performances in all the supporting cast, particularly Bob Hoskins (his monologue about his mother was one of the many scenes that moved me to tears), Jamie Winston and Rosamund Pike, who's lovely performance, on the surface, seems to be very like that of hers in An Education, but under the exterior, she proves how women are awesome, keeping in tone with the film.
Overall, I thought it was going to drag on, but Iwas chuckling, entertained (and crying) throughout. RECOMMENDED, k.
Also, I need2stop drinking.