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Pride (2014)Pride (2014)

Pride (2014)

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.1

movie

France, UK

English

A-list actors, Discussion-sparking, True-story-based

2014

Matthew Warchus

Abram Rooney, Adam Ewan, Andrew Scott

122 min

Synopsis

Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. So they created the LGSM (Lesbian, Gays, Support the Miners) but there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

Our Take

8.1
Bilal Zouheir

It’s 1984 and miners in England are on strike against Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s plans to close pits. Their cause has unlikely appeal for Mark Ashton, a human rights activists who decides to take a group of people who had joined an early Gay Pride parade in London to rural England to show support for the (often socially-conservative) miners.

You can see how things might go wrong, but in this case they didn’t. This heartwarming tale is based on a true story. An easy, funny, and relevant movie about the bond that oppression brings to the oppressed. Super earnest, too.

Comments

G
gilesn

a humane human film that captures the homophobic Britain in the 80’s well.

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