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Their Finest (2016)

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A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

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Ellis Cole
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Raymond Parfitt
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Phyl Moore
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Roger Swain
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Gabriel Baker
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Carl Lundbeck
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Sammy Smith
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A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

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The spirit of the nation is in her hands See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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7 April 2017 (USA)  »

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Their Finest Hour  »

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€30,000,000 (estimated)

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$76,197 (USA) (7 April 2017)

Gross:

$1,117,347 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton previously appeared together in Pirate Radio (2009). See more »

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A CCTV camera is clearly visible in a scene where the main character is running down a London street. That scene is used as a still for the trailer. See more »

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Phyl Moore: He is an actor. Unless you have interviewed him, had intercourse with him, or done both simultaneously, he won't remember you.
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References The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

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Good movie about people who make good movies.
10 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a movie within a movie. I feel in general, a movie about movies is a good topic for a movie. People love to hear stories about how the movies works. I know personally I'm a sucker for this type of drama.

Based on a book called Their Finest Hour and a Half, which I think is a better title, Their Finest stars Gemma Arterton in a movie that takes place during World War 2 in England, when women join the workforce in order keep the world going that was coming to a halt do to the Blitzkrieg. In this case Arterton's character Catrin Cole, a woman working for a newspaper that leads to an opportunity to write a screenplay for a movie.

What I like about the movie is that it's a funny story about how a screenplay is created. They basically hired Catrin Cole to tell the story of the war from a women's perspective, namely the true story of a pair of twins who attempted to use their boat to help rescue soldiers in France, but the true story is not good enough propaganda to get the citizens of Britain into the cause, so she has to embellish what happen.

As the writing progressed, they keep getting stopped by someone, weather it was the producer or The Secretary of War to add new things so that they can appeal to the masses, a very interesting process made hilarious by the movie.

The whole film is a satire on the film industry of 1940s Great Britain that's still true today. Their Finest also has some romance in it, as Cartin becomes attracted to her fellow writer on the screenplay, Tom Buckley. The film is also a good example about how female roles in society started to shift during World War II.

Bill Nighy was as fun to watch as I was told. He plays an aging actor finding his popularity is stuck on something he did years ago, and like Catin finds an opportunity within the war.

Overall, I really enjoined the movie. Gemma Arterton made a really good lead actress and the movie altogether was a great story.

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