Drama: Their Finest

Robin Askew, April 13, 2017

Anglophile Danish director Lone Scherfig follows An Education, One Day and The Riot Club with this jolly, sentimental, lightly feminist, crowd-pleasing wartime romcom.

It’s 1940 and all the chaps are off fighting the beastly Nazis, so the Ministry of Information is reduced to hiring women – on a lower rate of pay, obviously – to provide “the slop” (i.e. a female perspective) to its Film Division’s propaganda flicks. Enter talented Gemma Arterton, who’s assigned to work with hunky Sam Clafin on a morale-boosting Dunkirk drama. Trouble is that Sam can’t wrap his head round the idea of working with a lady and . . . oh, you know the rest. Reliable Bill Nighy saves it as a pompous, vain old thesp.

Screenings

Showcase Avonmeads
Sat, May 27 201719:20, 22:15
Sun, May 28 201719:20, 22:15
Mon, May 29 201719:00, 21:45
Tue, May 30 201719:00, 21:45
Wed, May 31 2017, 19:00, 21:45
Vue Cribbs Causeway
Sat, May 27 201711:55
Sun, May 28 201712:45
Mon, May 29 201711:40
Tue, May 30 201710:25
Wed, May 31 201710:00
Thu, Jun 1 2017, 16:15
Showing atShowcase AvonmeadsVue Cribbs Causeway

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Director: Lone ScherfigCertificate: 12ARunning time: 117 mins
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