Made in Dagenham (2010)

Made in Dagenham (2010)

2010 R 113 Minutes

Comedy | Drama | History

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: I'm very proud of the fact we Brits know how to make a good "Power to the People" film, and nowhere is that more evident than where 'Made in Dagenham' is concerned. Yes the way it sticks its fingers up to the establishment is done with such a British lightness of touch and a smirk at itself that you just can't help feeling empowered and downright in love with the whole experience here. Of course it's highly probable that that's just something I feel because of how awesome Sally Hawkins is, but I have confidence it's also thanks to the surprisingly funny and smart script from William Ivory, as well as basic and cheeky editing and direction behind the scenes.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The love may only last so long
    VERDICT: A very British, very charming and very amusing film that will give each and every one of us a peak at the teenage lefty hiding (or perhaps not hiding) in us all.