Saturday, 13 September 2014

5 Reasons Why You Should Go and See "Pride"

  1. It's jam-packed full of the finest actors our country has to offer, all being their usual amazing selves. Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Paddy Considine, Dominic West, to name but a few. Andrew Scott gives such a good performance that I didn't spend the whole film thinking he was Moriarty. Also, given that over half the cast are speaking with accents other than their own, I thought they all did a brilliant job. My mind has just been blown by the fact that Ben Schnetzer, playing the Belfast-born Mark, is actually American.
  2. The costume department have also done a stellar job. Anyone taking part in the current revival of 1980's fashion needs to see this film and then have a think about their clothing choices. From the small town miner's wives' mullets, to the alarmingly bejeweled purple shirt one of the main characters wears to a concert, all of the style horrors of 1984 are up on the screen for all to see.
  3. It will remind anyone who might need reminding why they should never vote Conservative and never read tabloid papers. They both vilified the striking miners and supported homophobia and that should never be forgotten.
  4. It's the kind of film we ought to be making in this country. This is a part of our recent history that could be all too easily forgotten and shouldn't, because it's really a beautiful story about people coming together to fight prejudice and injustice. I was only three in 1984, and it was so interesting to see a film about events that were occurring in my formative years, that I was vaguely aware of at the time without necessarily understanding, including being reminded of that advert warning about Aids that scared the shit out of me at the time.
  5. Dominic West has an amazing dance scene that will fill my heart with joy whenever I think about it for a long time to come.

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