Made in Dagenham details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Miranda Richardson, Jaime Winstone, Nicola Duffett, Daniel Mays, Geraldine James, Richard Schiff, Rupert Graves, Bob Hoskins|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Made in Dagenham
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Mar 2011|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Sally Hawkins stars in this drama based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant.
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Powerful and inspiring women!By RainbowJoBirko (123 reviews) from Derbyshire, England , 16 Sep 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Absolutely brilliant!! Having seen a preview showing of this at the local cinema tonight, I loved it! Women everywhere will feel so powerful and so grateful to those brave and progressive women back in 1968! Based on a true story centered around a small female workforce from the Dagenham Ford factory fighting for equal pay for women is so inspiring! From the people who gave us 'Calender Girls' I knew this was going to be a hit, but I didn't expect it to entertain me quite as much as it did! With a superb cast full of really talented actors, Hawkins, Mays and Hoskins deserving a special mention, it was great! There were some heart wrenching moments, combined with some sexy moments topped off with some laugh out loud scenes, all in all something for everyone!
With a brilliant feel good feel to it, this true story shows that whoever you are and wherever you come from, if you are prepared to work for it, anything really is possible!
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Sassy womenBy a customer , 01 Oct 2013This is a great film. Filled with talented actresses and actors - I loved the portrayal of the era, it was really brought to life. It's good to see a film all about the talent of women
disapointing, lacklustreBy a customer , 11 Aug 2013boring I just about stayed awake, I was told this would be interesting but I just couldn't get it wouldn't recomend
Made to LastBy Robinski (180 reviews) from Glasgow , 27 Jul 2013A heart-warming ode to life in industrial Britain in the late '60's, 'Made in Dagenham' is a superb film, focused on the plight of female workers in a male-dominated world, and the ladies are well and truly to the fore, none more so than a brilliant Sally Hawkins who gives us a quietly determined and ultimately unshakeable character to root for. Geraldine James and Andrea Riseborough are as good in her support, infusing very different parts with careworn vulnerability and indomitable bravado respectively. And the men are by no means made of straw, the always excellent Bob Hoskins is in top form as the wily union rep, while Daniel Mays makes playing second fiddle an art as the sidelined husband, and there is a rousing performance when Richard Schiff makes a delightfully unexpected appearance as the uncaring American exec. It would be easy to go on rhyming off wonderful turns by fine members of the cast, but two more must be singled out for attention. Miranda Richardson is superbly short-tempered and impatient as woman-at-the-top Barbara Castle, and Roger Lloyd-Pack's performance is a heart-wrenching reminder of a war not so long past at that time. In the end 'Made in Dagenham' is a triumph on many levels, and great credit must go to writer William Ivory and director Nigel Cole, it is worth watching for the production design alone. Made in Britain, Rule Britannia, God Save the Queen, etc.
Bit of historyBy a customer , 07 Jun 2013If you want to know how women got to where they are today in the working environment watch this film. Brilliant cast, brilliant story line and easily written.
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a MUST seeBy a customer , 23 May 2013Awesome film - British film making at its very very best and Sally Hawkins was just brilliant in it - as were all the supporting actors. The only character it wouldn't have missed had she not been there was Sandra, played by the talentless Jamie Winstone (only famous because her father is). All the other characters had substance and gave the film that real gritty edge that British films are so famous for. The storyline was excellent - most taken from real life events are, and the subject matter couldn't fail to make you feel like standing up and fighting for justice against the odds. Highly recommended and an education in itself - it goes someway to helping us understand why the British were the forerunners for things like human rights; equality amongst the sexes; fair pay and working conditions etc. It also makes you wonder what on earth went wrong......