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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

[8.25/10] Made In Dagenham (2010)


Made In Dagenham (2010)

Brief review: Dealing with sexual discrimination under the slogan “Equal pay! Equal rights!”, "Made In Dagenham" is an incredibly uplifting experience, that inspires and informs, as well as entertains. The fantastic Sally Hawkins gives another tour-de-force performance as the sassy, temperamental Rita. Her quirky charm is so captivating, it's hard to take your eyes off of her. Jaime Winstone and Rosamund Pike both deliver outstanding supporting performances, and the lovely Miranda Richardson totally steals every scene she appears in. Nigel Cole, the creator of the wonderful "Calendar Girls" does an amazing job behind the camera - his direction is extremely focused and spot-on, and complimented nicely by Parker's flawless editing and David Arnold's joyous music score. "Dagenham" also succeeds visually. The retro production design is as authentic as it gets, and it represents the 60's era quite perfectly. John de Borman uses some warm color filters to achieve this slightly fuzzy, yet beautiful type of cinematography, and the yellow tint lighting gives an appropriately dated look to the film, which is very also appealing. Not to mention the chic costumes and the fancy hairstyles, that also add to the beauty of the movie.

Overall summary: Thoroughly inspiring, gorgeously-photographed, brilliantly-acted, and delightfully enjoyable and easy to watch, Nigel Cole's "Made In Dagenham" is truly a hidden cinematic gem, waiting to be discovered by all movie connoisseurs out there.

4 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

Movie about women fighting for rights is definitely s film I have to check out. I'm all about girl power. This goes on my must see now list. "...a hidden cinematic gem..." Great line. :)

Nebular said...

Mel, it's also about how men underestimate women's capabilities and how women prove man wrong. It's very inspirational, but fun at the same time :) It's a must-see, Mel! Give it a shot as soon as you can.

Nicole✗✗ said...

Well this sounds like a rather motivating film!! I can truly appreciate a film that stands for something. I will have to see it. It's also good to know that this film was believable being set in the 60's. I find that to be very important especially if it's crucial the story. Lovely Review!

Nebular said...

Thanks, Nicole. And you should definitely give this one a shot - in my book, it was one of 2010's most pleasant surprises :) It looked great as well.