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Their Finest

Their Finest

By Lone Scherfig

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-04-07
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Lone Scherfig
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  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99

Their Finest Description

The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the British Ministry of Information hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

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Their Finest Movie Reviews

  • Sloooooow

    My wife and I couldn't even finish it. She fell asleep after about an hour. Don't know how this got good reviews.
  • Smart, quick paced, well done

    Kristin McB
    Really enjoyed this film- the small ensemble cast was well tuned with one another. Bill Nighy was hilarious as usual yet touchingly restrained where it was needed. Gemma Arterton played her character's transformation well. Sam Claflin was excellent, witty and then heartbreakingly stoic, appropriate for the WWII setting. And the sets, art direction and costuming transported me to 1940s London. This one is in my iTunes library from now on.
  • Not really worth it

    Dr. Price is right
    Costumes and production values are quite good. I find the pace dreadfully slow. The characters are cardboard cut-out cliches. Dialog is occasionally witty, usually predictable. The character of Catrin is a "waif admid forces" and doesn't have much to do with moving the plot. Things happen to her, which may reflect the reality of wartime Britain. I was unmoved.
  • Sooo good

    This is movie awesome. Feels very authentic. Absolutely loved it.
  • The Best

    My family watched this movie 5 times. The details in the dialog shine.
  • Liked It

    Mission Accomplished
    Better than I expected. It starts quite as good as an episode of Poirot but the later scenes in Devon are better than those in London. The iTunes description of the movie says Dunkirk an invasion when it was actually an evacuation so I was pretty skeptical. I thought this was going to be WWII for millennials in which the war is won by sassy women and men eager to return home for their gender reassignment surgery. Gemma Arterton's Welsh accent is like honey. Jeremy Irons is very enjoyable. Bill Nighy has been in everything lately but he really sparkles in this role. The photography is horrible, dark and grainy.
  • Intelligent Drama - Feminist not Man-Hating

    A truly emancipating film, without the man-hating, the story comes across as an honest human drama. Beautiful shots, wonderful acting and an honest historical perspective make this movie a joy to immerse yourself in. Overall this was a non-agendized pro-female film that does not insult the intelligence or bore the mind. A solid 5-star BBC film.
  • iTunes Review / About the Movie

    In trying to decide whether to watch this movie, I read these seeming contradictions: “iTunes Review” has Catrin with a live-in boyfriend and “About the Movie” has her with her husband. Which is it?
  • Odd

    Great parts, slow parts, funny parts, checking the clock parts.....ehhhh.....
  • Sweet

    A bit jerky but by the end one has a satisfied feeling. The lead carries the show

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