Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pride (2014)

Director: Matthew Warchus

Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families.  Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.  As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

This is based on a true story. It is hard to believe that in that time period these two groups that had nothing to do with one another actually did come together to fight for their rights. In some areas in the world today that would not even happen. There is still too much hate in the world. This was the early 80's when AIDS was hitting the news and it was making the gay community the enemy of society.

This movie did have an amazing soundtrack. It is filled with some great Brit pop from the early 80's. The music had me freaking out all through the movie. I loved it all.

The acting in this movie was well performed, and the cast was well selected. If you watch major British movies, then you will notice some of the faces in the cast.

This is a simple movie with a deep and important message of how two groups from different side can come together and change the way things are. It is not a new story at all, but in this case it really did happen. It was not all talk. I think you should give this movie a chance. It is really well made. Enjoy.

Pride (2014) Trailer

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