Wednesday, 22 October 2014


director: Matthew Warchus
year: 2014
with: Ben Schnetzer, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, George MacKay, etc.

plot: Its the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

what I liked: The story is original, there is a lot to laugh about but nevertheless everyone is portrayed seriously and with respect. Great cast as well with no one letting it down.

what I didn´t like: Nothing - it was one of the best films I have seen this year!
Well, I found one teeny tiny mistake, in one scene they show a curtain with an owl pattern which IKEA sold 2013. I can be such a nitpicker...

verdict: One of THE films to see even - you´ll laugh, you´ll cry and you will get introduced to a different chapter of British history while feeling brilliantly entertained. Definitely watch it in English so you can enjoy the strangely charming Welsh accents.


  1. Kommt bei uns am 30.10. in die Kinos. Klingt witzig, auch wenn es doch ein relevantes Thema ist.
    Mal sehen ob ich es ins Kino schaffe. Ansonsten werde ich ihn mir gerne auf DVD ansehen :)

  2. Oh, wie schön! Ein Film zum Lachen, bei dem trotzdem jeder mit Respekt behandelt wird. Den sollte ich anschauen :)