Director(s): Matthew Warchus
Writer(s): Stephen Beresford
Main Cast: Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy
Production Company: Calamity Films
Release Date: 12th September 2014
More Info: IMDB
Its the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
After watching the trailer for Pride, I was instantly intrigued. Then, after initial reports that the film was really good, I was even more amped to watch it. I will admit though that I was also a little worried about the film and whether or not it would be the right film for me, but fortunately it turned out that it definitely was. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I already have plans to watch it again. Pride is a film that I would, quite simply, highly recommend.
In all honesty, I didn’t know much about how the LGBT community helped the miners during their strike so I can’t comment on the factual accuracy of the film but I really enjoyed the plot of this film. I loved the battle that all the characters overcame and how much heart and warmth came through. It was a moving, compelling, and just brilliant film that was incredibly entertaining. What made this film for me was the vast array of characters. Every one had a different personality and all were incredibly easy to fall in love with. Watching their journey was spectacular.
A Few To
The best thing, aside from the characters, about this film was the excellent filmmaking. This film shows how it is possible to make fantastic films. It is the perfect example of how powerful British films can be, and in my opinion, how films should be. The cast andd crew have done a terrific job with this film from an emotional and heart-warming script, to perfect casting, and finally to excellent editing that really shows the messages the film was trying to get across. I love films like this and Pride reminded me of other brilliant British films like This Is England and Broken.
Make A Change
If you haven’t guessed it yet, I loved Pride. It was a film that moved me in many ways and made me feel lots of different emotions. Most importantly though, I left the cinema feeling happy and proud of my country and how far we have come. This film is both educational and entertaining which is just the best thing to occur in films. This film triumphs all American blockbuster’s in my opinion because it is real and grounded. I really would highly recommend this film as it is a masterpiece and a film that really should not be missed. So, what are you waiting for? Go show your PRIDE.