4.5

Pride

Comedy Drama History


 

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

As funny as it is rousing, "Pride" is not to be missed. Flamboyant meets frumpy when two disparate communities come together in difficult times, and while it's not all solidarity and sunshine their story makes for an engrossing movie. Knowing the plot is based upon recent socio-political history brings poignancy, as we watch people put aside their differences to stand together. Can one review hold more superlatives? Riotous, rampaging and romantic, just suffice to say this effort stands proud.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 30th October 2014
Entertainment One 119 mins