The scenes outside the Princess Hotel show the Keith Park memorial on Waterloo Place. However this was not erected until 2010. See more »
The radio announcer advertising the 1970 Miss World says that the eyes of the world are once more on London for the first time in nearly 30 years since the Coronation, which took place in 1953, only 17 years earlier. See more »
And what would have happened to you and your sisters if I had thought like you, if I had done what you're doing? Neglected my poky little domestic world, neglected my marriage, neglected my children? You think you can have the same freedoms as a man, but you can't. You can't.
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'Misbehaviour' tells an important story well; it's fairly fast-moving, has some great performances and is always engaging. While there's nothing outstanding in the filmmaking department, it's all well-done and supports its narrative by letting the characters and messages lead the way. Speaking of its messages, it has a great overall pro-equality stance that goes deeper than its feminist roots, covering issues like social class and racism. In that regard, it's a very important film for today as it's sadly all too relatable to current affairs. The flick does have a slight issue with the story it wants to tell, though. It focuses on both the liberation group and the 'Miss World competitors', especially Mbatha-Raw's Jennifer Hosten. While this does give the chance to view things from different perspectives and allows for the exploration of more themes, it makes things feel slightly muddled. Perhaps it would've benefited from choosing one perspective to focus the story through to make things a little more streamlined. Still, both storylines are effective and the thing works as a whole, but it just feels like something which could have improved the proceedings slightly. Overall, though, it's certainly worth the watch. 7/10
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