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Made in Dagenham (2010)

Director:
Nigel Cole

COUNTRY
United Kingdom

Genre
Comedy/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Jentene fra Dagenham

RUNNING TIME
113 minutes

Producer:
Elizabeth Karlsen
Stephen Woolley
Screenwriter:
William Ivory


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Rita O'Grady Sally Hawkins
Albert Bob Hoskins
Employment Secretary Barbara Castle Miranda Richardson
Connie Geraldine James
Lisa Hopkins Rosamund Pike
Brenda Andrea Riseborough -
Sandra Jaime Winstone
Eddie O'Grady Daniel Mays
Robert Tooley Richard Schiff -
Monica Lorraine Stanley -
Eileen

Nicola Duffett

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Mr. Clarke Andrew Lincoln -
Peter Hopkins

Rubert Graves

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Review

A handful of wonderful young to middleaged British actresses in inordinately sympathetic roles is what makes this fun, little historical document equal parts enjoyable and innocuous. It's the type of social criticism which is so far removed from the controversy at hand that there is no longer any controversy to discern, which also means that the film is lacking whatever nerve that the script at times proclaims to have. That being said, Made in Dagenham is well aware of its own harmlessness, and rather enjoys it. The film is so feel-good that it even feels good when things are going awry. Among many heartwarming character relations, the relationship between Sally Hawkins and Daniel Mays is the most moving, even if Rosamund Pike's character in many ways is the most interesting.

Copyright 24.08.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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