Film Review: Pride

Heartwarming, uplifting, for once a film is exactly what it says on the tin.

Set in 1984, a group of gay and lesbian activists, regularly on the march for equality and having to deal with police coming in, discover that for once, its been relatively quiet on that front.

A quick check with the newspapers (its 1984 don't forget) and they find its the strikers' protesting that has taken the heat off them, and its decided they should help the miners and raise money to support them.

The fact that the film is based on true events makes it all the more special and every reaction, laughter, tears are well founded. Both are prompted more than once.

This being a British film, they have the greats out in full force, Bill Nighy with a great Welsh accent, Imelda Staunton, Jessica Gunning, Dominic West and Paddy Considine.

And the next generation of greats, Ben Schnetzer, Andrew Scott, George Mackay, Joseph Gilgun, Faye Marsay, Freddie Fox, Chris Overton and Joshua Hill.

All in all, a truly wonderful film and very much worth watching in the cinema, if only to see the big scenes, dancing and marching on the big screen with the matching speakers.


  1. This quotes comes from another uplifting British film.

    Alan Turing: “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”


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