Pride … my amateur Review

Pride was a joyful afternoon’s entertainment. The story is inspiring, the music was uplifting, the dancing was marvelous.

Dominic West’s solo dance number … if you can’t be in the aisles dancing with him, if you have to stay in your seat, then you have to be clapping, and tapping your feet, and laughing out loud!  (Who knew he could move like that?!)

There is a lot to love in the ensemble cast. Adam Scott (taking a break from Moriarty), Ben Schnetzer (born and raised in New York, but drama trained in the UK, who dons a charming Northern Irish accent), Bill Nighy and Dominic West, (seasoned actors who have given us many memorable performances).  The Ladies … Imelda Stauton and Jessica Gunning stand out and give one many reasons to check out their CV’s for the future..

I would happily see it again … perhaps with subtitles, as the accents can get difficult for my American ears.

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This is another example of the heartfelt stories featured in BBC films.  The British film industry has a proud tradition of cranking out winning feel-good fare that is both socially aware and emotionally astute.  I anticipate seeing it this weekend.

This film is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Bill Nighy head up what promises to be an excellent ensemble cast.  Join me at the movies!

Pride 2014