Similar in tone to Pride and it’s absolutist ilk, this is a broad variant on familiar Ken Loach social realist territory albeit unsubtly banging the usual zeitgeist drum for something anti status-quo: this time women’s pay and working conditions (subtitle: Aren’t Men Horrible...) Like the depicted factory cars, it’s assembled in working order but just repeats a familiar model over again.
One of the best British biopics around - a rousing call-to-arms towards gender and class equality. In an era where feminism can become a smokescreen for right-wing political positions (conservative, right-libertarian, neoliberalism), a film and true story which advocates feminism and socialism in tandem is a wonderful thing. A great ensemble and a gripping narrative.
So much empowerment! I felt so proud for all these women being represented in this film. Just wish I saw it sooner. Definitely worth-seeing for all the women making history; still, the director makes you feel the emotion and difficulties of the process.
It's a very interesting and important story but I think they could have done a better job with the film. It drags a bit and doesn't really go into any real depth with the characters. I felt like I should care because of the issue, but not because of the characters.
A crowd-pleasing little man, or woman in this case, against the big corporation tale, this Sally Hawkins vehicle benefits from the current political and financial climates and a willingness to overlook the simplicity of its arguments in sight of what is plainly right. As a film there is little depth into the actual characters of the story and there is a driving force missing from the core of the film.
Everyone should watch this film. It is interesting to see the blatant, unabashedly unashamedly sexism of yore, which contrasts quite strongly with the insidious, disguised (and therefore harder to combat) sexism of today.