I know how comfortable it is to curl up with a nice, fat book full of big words and think you're going to solve all the problems in the universe. But you're not, you know. A bit of action is required every now and then.
There'll always be an England... Romanticised Crumpets and Tea view of wartime Britain, which nevertheless is a well-modulated hymn to restraint and plucky phlegm. It’s all quite mechanical beneath the tweed and brogues and more overtly propagandist than anything contemporary Britain itself would have produced, but it has a touristic charm and captures well enough a country always looking backwards.
Greer Garson gives an incredible performance in this powerhouse film, expertly crafted by William Wyler. Wyler expertly shows the horrors of war that invade the homefront and disrupt the natural state of things. This would make a great double bill with This Happy Breed.
I have nothing against propaganda movies, but this one looks like that the writers and the director first made the last 20 minutes, and constructed very well the emotions of that ending, and then they put many uninteresting things to fill 2 hours, just for "Mrs Miniver" could be considered a motion picture. It's enjoyable, but why Wyler gives us some great cinema only at the final moments of the movie?
Une oeuvre restée extrêmement populaire aux Etats-Unis et qui obtint, à l'époque, les Oscars du Meilleur Film, du Meilleur Réalisateur, de la Meilleure Actrice (Greer Garson), de la Meilleure Actrice de Complément (Teresa Wright) et du Meilleur Scénario... www.cinefiches.com