Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Monkey Movie Report

In late 1960's Britain in a Ford plant a group of union women were paid substantially less than their male co workers were, once they found out out about it, they went on strike and they brought Ford in the UK to its knees. This fine little film tells the story of this fateful working class victory.

All the principals acquit themselves quite well and as usual Sally Hawkins turns in another fine performance. Geraldine James, Bob Hoskins, and Miranda Richardson also are stellar in this film. Also the soundtrack, which is full of period music, is quite nice too. I loved that they used a couple of Desmond Dekker songs in it.

We had to watch it with the subtitles on because the accents were a bit impenetrable at first but once my ear got used to them I tuned out the subtitles and I got on with enjoying the film.

This film is an inspirational little gem that should stand along side other great films about unions and unionizing, such as Norma Rae and Bread and Roses. I highly recommend it.


Craig said...

I saw this several months ago. I is worth taking a look.

Kim Hambric said...

I'll have to put this on my list to watch. But first . . . Bored to Death!