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Misbehaviour (2020)

| Drama, History | 2020 (USA)
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A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

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Philippa Lowthorpe

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Rebecca Frayn (story written by), Rebecca Frayn | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Keira Knightley ... Sally Alexander
Jessie Buckley ... Jo Robinson
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Jennifer Hosten - Miss Grenada
Keeley Hawes ... Julia Morley
Suki Waterhouse ... Sandra Wolsfeld - Miss United States
Rhys Ifans ... Eric Morley
Greg Kinnear ... Bob Hope
Charlotte Spencer
Lesley Manville ... Dolores Hope
Phyllis Logan ... Evelyn Alexander
Emma Corrin ... Jillian Jessup - Miss South Africa
Alexa Davies ... Sue
Lily Newmark ... Jane
John Heffernan ... Gareth
Katy Carmichael ... Head Mecca Woman - Margeret
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A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

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feminist | 1970s | beauty contest | See All (3) »

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LOVED IT
19 March 2020 | by bernadettecaldwellSee all my reviews

Glad to agree with the media reviews in praising a great film from a brilliant female creative team. Really enjoyable on many levels, especially by taking multiple viewpoints and avoiding a partisan telling of what is an astonishing story. The period feel was spot on and the performances exceptional. As someone who was a child at the time I remember watching but cannot believe quite what an outrageous spectacle the pageant was. All the more powerful by being fair. The Morleys were likeable and an equal partnership despite their fixed viewpoints. The Women's Libbers were a mixed group with differing viewpoints and approaches, their conflicts not overlooked (as with Sally's husband and mother's positions). The portrayal of Bob Hope was a treat, especially now I have looked at original footage on You-Tube. Lesley Manville stands out as his long-suffering wife. The double story line of women's libbers and the Apartheid controversy was deftly handled.

It was REALLY entertaining, achieving a difficult balance of presenting a complicated issue with enough toe-curling moments to make you wince but ultimately uplifting and positive. Highly recommended


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