A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.


Philippa Lowthorpe


Rebecca Frayn (screenplay by), Gaby Chiappe (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keira Knightley ... Sally Alexander
Greg Kinnear ... Bob Hope
Daniel Tiplady ... Archie
Kajsa Mohammar ... Eva Reuber-Staier
Stephen Boxer ... Professor Davidson
Justin Salinger ... Bearded Marxist Professor
Jessie Buckley ... Jo Robinson
Ruby Bentall ... Sarah
Lily Newmark ... Jane
Maya Kelly ... Abi
John Heffernan ... Gareth
Jo Herbert Jo Herbert ... Sheila
Rhys Ifans ... Eric Morley
Keeley Hawes ... Julia Morley
Ed Eales White ... Journalist 1 (as Ed Eales-White)


A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

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Important and engaging.
14 March 2020 | by domtaylorSee all my reviews

'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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