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She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas (1985)

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Eight women attend one of Britain's toughest survival schools to challenge themselves and conquer their fears. They learn that there is more to survival than passing the course.

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Eight women attend one of Britain's toughest survival schools to challenge themselves and conquer their fears. They learn that there is more to survival than passing the course.

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One of two 1985 British films which featured a group of women characters discussing life. The other picture was Joseph Losey's Steaming (1985). That movie was a film set in inside interiors and adapted from a stage play by Nell Dunn whereas this movie was set in outside exteriors. See more »

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'Life Isn't a Rehearsal You Know!'
27 September 2004 | by (Dorset, UK) – See all my reviews

A group of ordinary British women embark upon the first all-female outward-bound course in the UK. While trying to survive in the outdoors, they also face up to what's lacking in their own lives.

Sounds boring huh?

Well, you'd think that this is a slow-moving dirge, with a group of middle-aged frumps railing against the state of their lives, but for some reason it doesn't turn out like that.

I found the whole group to be engaging. With a complete cross-section of ages and temperaments, they seem to represent the complete dynamic of female society, right through from your granny to your best friend.

Though this is primarily an ensemble piece, Julie Walters as the wise-cracking Fran provides the focus, as she becomes friend to some members of the group yet is an object of disdain for others. All of the women reveal something about themselves during the course, whether it's the feminist who is disgusted that she needs a man in her life, or the young housewife who can't decide whether divorce is the answer, but Fran undergoes a complete transformation from not really caring about the course or the group, to admitting her vulnerability and loneliness and giving the final exercise her all.

The film is not a spectacle, but rather shows women being women, talking about sensitive issues and supporting each other, which I think turns some people off. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would heartily recommend it.


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