Their Finest

Their Finest

DVD - 2017
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In 1940 set in London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in the second world war


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Feb 11, 2018

Slow movie. Can be difficult to hear with various accents. No sub titles available.

Feb 08, 2018

a really good movie

Jan 15, 2018

Was not bad, was not great either. Would seem like when young going to the movies in London, England This would be a 'B' movie, the one that went with the main one. Back then you always had two movies, not just the one.

Jan 01, 2018

If you understand British wit and understatement, you'll enjoy. Gemma Atherton and Sam Claflin have good chemistry together ... and as always, Bill Nighy gives another priceless performance.

Dec 09, 2017

Enjoyed this movie a lot. Excellent acting, and great humour--Bill Nighy was priceless! Also good insight about the process of collaborative writing, pleasing sponsors, appealing to the public, etc. Highly recommend this.

Dec 08, 2017

Average entertainment marred by a dreadful, contrived ending.

Dec 07, 2017

enjoyed it but wished there were sdh subtitles - my north American ears aren't finely tuned to the British accents.

JCLMargaretO Dec 06, 2017

A slow starter, but definitely worth the watch.

Nov 27, 2017

Making a movie during wartime had to be hard.

Nov 05, 2017

A movie during a war about a war but not a war movie, involving a story within a story. The emotional impact of THEIR FINEST is a slow burn with its greatest impact at the conclusion. So, unlike one of our reviewers, don't give up too early. Watch the movie DUNKIRK that does a magnificent job of revealing the dramatic event this movie's film wants to portray. Not a fan of including a Yank in the film's propaganda production, but I understand it's intent.

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Sep 14, 2017

Nighy did a good job on Will Ye Go Lassie Go:
Oh, the summertime is comin',
And the trees are sweetly blooming,
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather

CHORUS (Will ye go, lassie, will ye go?
And we'll all go together to pick wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather.
Will ye go, lassie, will ye go?)

I will build my love a bower
By yon pure crystal fountain
And around it I will place
All the flowers of the mountain.


If my true love e'er should leave me
I would surely find another
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.


Oh, the autumn-time is comin',
And the leaves are gently falling,
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather


Sep 14, 2017

My Johnnie:

Tell me one thing. In another time, another place, could it have been me?
- Perhaps, but you're talking about a world without Johnnie. And that's not a world I'd care to live in.
Have you ever looked at something and known you want it, want it more than anything you've ever wanted in your life before, and known that it can never be yours? I have, and I tell you, it'll either finish you or put a fire in your belly that'll keep burning to the end of your days. I wasn't there at the beginning of the story, but you can bet your bottom dollar I'm not leaving before the end. Because I know now that it has to be the right sort of ending. The sort of ending that's worth fighting for.
I'm not concerned about how many lines I have. I'd rather have four honest words - than 50 pages of bilge.

Sep 14, 2017

The work's good, Mrs. Cole. None of them could have done any better. You're mustard these days.
Lyrics to closing song:
I'm not afraid of the dark
Are you? (Are you?) Are you? (Are you?)
Gee, but it's nice in the dark
With the moon and you

When we go strolling in the park at night
The darkness is a boon
Who cares if we're without a light?
They can't black out the moon

I see you smiling in the cigarette glow
But the picture fades too soon
But I see all I want to know
They can't black out the moon

We don't grumble
We don't worry about alarms
But when you stumble
You stumble right into my arms

And when you kiss me, don't you realize
That my heart's like a big balloon?
And like a love light in your eyes
They can't black out the moon

Sep 14, 2017

A million bullets for dispatch by the morning? But, I tell you, the girls have done ten hours today already. Yes, I realize how urgent it is. But you can't expect these girls to work 14 hours a stretch.
Why do you think that people like films? It's because stories are structured; have a shape, a purpose, a meaning; and when things gone bad they're still a part of a plan; there's a point to them. Unlike life.
Film, Mrs Cole. Real life with the boring bits cut out. Don't confuse facts with truth, and, for Christ's sake, don't let either of them get in the way of the story.
"American picture-goers like to be knocked off their feet. Bangs, crashes, ambulances careening around corners. The same goes for romance. What you call understatement translates as a lack of oomph."

Sep 14, 2017

You and me, given opportunities only because young men are gone. Or dying-
But to turn our back on those opportunities, even when one has suffered such great loss, wouldn't that be giving death dominion over life?
What in the... What is that?
-It's France, Uncle Frank. Dunkirk.
He is an actor. Unless you have reviewed him, had intercourse with him, or done both simultaneously, he won't remember you.
The actor was ruining the script.
-Course he was. He's an actor.
I am perfectly calm. What you are seeing is controlled anger tempered with icy detachment. It's one of the many subtle emotions of which a good actor is capable.
I am an actor, a somewhat derided calling, but mine nonetheless. Perhaps because we are engaged in an imitation of life, there is a common misconception that anything living can do what we do. You have found that not to be so, for which I offer my, urn, sincerest commiserations.


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