During the London Blitz of World War II, Catrin Cole is recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write scripts for propaganda films that the public will actually watch without scoffing. In the line of her new duties, Cole investigates the story of two young women who supposedly piloted a boat in the Dunkirk Evacuation. Although it proved a complete misapprehension, the story becomes the basis for a fictional film with some possible appeal. As Cole labors to write the script with her new colleagues such as Tom Buckley, veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard must accept that his days as a leading man are over as he joins the project. Together, this disparate trio must struggle against such complications such as sexism against Cole, jealous relatives, and political interference in their artistic decisions even as London endures the bombs of the enemy. In the face of those challenges, they share a hope to contribute something meaningful in this time of war and in their own lives.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When Catrin Cole exits an Underground Station an Air Raid is starting and Air Raid Sirens are sounding; however they are not broadcasting the rising and falling note of the "Air Attack Warning", but the constant high pitched note of the "All Clear" which was/ would be sounded after danger had passed. See more »
A perfectly fine film that's generally enjoyable but ultimately not all that captivating.
'Their Finest (2017' is certainly too long, with its two-hour run-time honestly feeling more like three-hours. It also isn't a particularly compelling film, it doesn't 'grab' you and keep you captivated throughout. It is a perfectly decent picture, though. It's well made and generally enjoyable, despite its structural and pacing issues. It's just that it is only entertaining up to a point because it is essentially a passive experience, lacking the connection required to make you truly care. 6/10
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