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.


Peter Cattaneo
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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


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 | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


Describing someone's voice as a "minor tone", as Kate does in the early scene where they're trying to sort altos from sopranos, is not something anyone has ever done in the entire history of vocal training. It makes absolutely no musical sense at all and it's revealing of how little actual research the filmmakers did. See more »


Lisa: [about the singing at the very first choir rehearsal] It was like incantations of a bunch of witches.
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References Top Gear (2002) See more »


Written by Victoria Beckham, Mel B (Melanie Brown), Emma Bunton, Geri Horner (as Geri Halliwell), Melanie C (as Melanie Chisholm), Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard
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Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
EMI Music Publishing Ltd and Red Girl Productions Ltd administered by Peermusic (UK) Ltd
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Strong Female Cast
10 March 2020 | by sac-09612See all my reviews

Reminding us that we can all sing in harmony, it just takes the nerve to walk through the door, open your mouth and join in.

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Release Date:

22 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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