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Military Wives (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 22 May 2020 (USA)
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With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.

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Peter Cattaneo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Kate
Sharon Horgan ... Lisa
Emma Lowndes ... Annie
Gaby French ... Jess
Lara Rossi ... Ruby
Amy James-Kelly ... Sarah
India Ria Amarteifio ... Frankie (as India Amarteifio)
Greg Wise ... Richard
Jason Flemyng ... Crooks
Laura Checkley ... Maz
Laura Elphinstone ... Helen
Roxy Faridany ... Dawn
Robbie Gee ... Red
Stephen Thompson ... Stuart
Robert Whitelock ... Malc
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Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat. Written by Anon

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Contrary to popular opinion, Gareth Malone did not start the first choir. The first choir was formed in Catterick Garrison (one of the reasons the film was largely made there, and why Gareth was happy not to appear in the film). Gareth's TV series brought the choirs to public attention and it encouraged more choirs to form and setting up of the charity. See more »

Goofs

In the early scene with the Brigadier, the Captain salutes as the Brig is leaving and he doesn't have a headdress - that's a no-no - should have just come to attention/braced. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: [about the singing at the very first choir rehearsal] It was like incantations of a bunch of witches.
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Shout
Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley (as I. Stanley).
Performed by Sharon Horgan and Kristin Scott Thomas.
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Sister Act without the wimples
11 March 2020 | by davidgeeSee all my reviews

There have been a lot of movies about Choirs (and even more TV shows), so this picture is a bit short on originality - and not short enough on predictability. But it's as full of the feel-good factor as anything else in this genre and worth seeing for that alone.

Kristin Scott Thomas is pitch-perfect as the posh colonel's wife whose vision of the kind of choir they need is at odds with that of the newly-promoted sergeant-major's missus (Sharon Horgan, also spot-on).

The rehearsals and performance scenes are not as much fun as those in SISTER ACT, and the women aren't as engaging as THE CALENDAR GIRLS were, but the director, Peter Cattaneo, who gave us THE FULL MONTY in 1997, brings the same full-heartedness to this belated follow-up. Predictable or not, the widowing of one of the women is very movingly presented, and the finale in the Albert Hall should bring a tear to the flintiest eye. It brought one to mine.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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$4,549,863
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