Good movie about people who make good movies.
It’s a movie within a movie. I feel in general, a movie about movies is a good topic for a movie. People love to hear stories about how the movies works. I know personally I’m a sucker for this type of drama.
Based on a book called Their Finest Hour and a Half, which I think is a better title, Their Finest stars Gemma Arterton in a movie that takes place during World War 2 in England, when women join the workforce in order keep the world going that was coming to a halt do to the Blitzkrieg. In this case Arterton’s character Catrin Cole, a woman working for a newspaper that leads to an opportunity to write a screenplay for a movie.
What I like about the movie is that it’s a funny story about how a screenplay is created. They basically hired Catrin Cole to tell the story of the war from a women’s perspective, namely the true story of a pair of twins who attempted to use their boat to help rescue soldiers in France, but the true story is not good enough propaganda to get the citizens of Britain into the cause, so she has to embellish what happen.
As the writing progressed, they keep getting stopped by someone, weather it was the producer or The Secretary of War to add new things so that they can appeal to the masses, a very interesting process made hilarious by the movie.
The whole film is a satire on the film industry of 1940s Great Britain that’s still true today. The movie also has some romance in it, as Cartin becomes attracted to her fellow writer on the screenplay, Tom Buckley. The film is also a good example about how female roles in society started to shift during World War II.
Bill Nighy was as fun to watch as I was told. He plays an aging actor finding his popularity is stuck on something he did years ago, and like, Catin finds an opportunity within the war.
I’m noticing a new trend in foreign imports focusing on events of World War 2. It’s almost like it’s no longer popular to talk about the most recent war, or maybe something happen that revealed new stories to this war.
Overall, I really enjoined the movie. Gemma Arterton made a really good lead actress and the movie altogether was a great story.