British movies, you rarely let me down.
I watch a fair amount of content from the England and their uplifting movies have this rare quality of being happy without being sugary.
I think it’s the balance of drama and a dry sense of humour, that I imagine has helped through many horrors, with the uplifting spirit that create these films that do leave you feeling pretty good.
I wouldn’t call it feel-good but films that leave you feeling good.
First off, I thought it was such a well-made film. The wardrobe was great and it was beautiful to see that the pastels and warm colours of the clothes often matched the brown and cream tones of the surroundings. It had nice landscape shots. The camera did interesting things with slightly shaky cam, where the shot isn’t quite still but moves a bit. It gave a kind of documentary feel at times and at other times it created a real intimate feeling in small spaces.
The acting was top. I liked seeing like the usual British crew with the older actors (Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Paddy Constantine) and these faces I had never seen before for the younger people (I was about to call them kids but they were at least in their 20s).
The actual story was sooooo good and the fact that it is based on real events is even better. The story of a Lesbian and Gay group supporting the striking miners and of a Welsh town tolerating the kids in a time where there was more homophobia is one I think deserves being told. I am happy that it was not lost and I am happier it is a movie I loved and would love to share with everyone.
The humour, the real, serious situations, the setting, the characters, it’s not a movie without flaws (I did find odd jumps in time in the editing) but what is? I truly enjoyed it and all I want to do is get my friends to watch it so they can enjoy it too.