CBS Films’ “Pride” is a drama comedy film directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Berresford. Set in 1984 when Margaret Thatcher was still in power, the lesbians and gays try to raise some fund to support the miners’ families. The cast members include: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, George Mckay, Andrew Scott, Chris Overton, Jessica Gunning, Nia Gwynne, Menna Trussler, Imelda Staunton, Paddy Considine, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer, Faye Marsay, Lisa Palfrey and Kyle Rees. “Pride” opens in theaters on Sept. 26, 2014. Read on to learn more about the film’s synopsis, including reviews from top critics.
“To find out that you have a friend that you never knew existed, well, that’s the best thing in the world.”
The film was set in 1984, when Britain was under the iron fist rule of Margaret Thatcher. It was when Mike (Gilgun) brought up that the lesbians and gays have something in common with the miners—both were experiencing the wrath of Thatcher’s administration. This then led into a movement they called Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM). The LGSM raised money to support the strikers and their families, who were hesitant at first to accept help from what they referred to as perverts.
As of this writing, the critics from Metacritic gave the film a 78 percent. The film received fairly positive reviews.
Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers rated the film 3.5 out of four stars. He even mentioned in his review that the film was a crowd-pleaser.
“Pride naively thinks it can change the world with a single movie. Talk about fighting spirit. I couldn’t have liked it more,” wrote Travers in his review in Rolling Stones.
Joe McGovern of Entertainment Weekly rated the film with a B. He stated in his review how the film was able to present solutions to society’s issues.
“But in its total inspirational sweep, it earns comparison to the movement it chronicles — as an organized, well-calculated piece of political theater,” wrote McGovern in Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, Angie Errigo of Empire gave the film four out of five stars. Her verdict: “A clear winner that makes you laugh, cry, and generally want to party and parade like it’s 1984. Respect.”
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There you have it for the synopsis and review of “Pride. It opens in theaters on Sept. 26, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming movies.
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