Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pride (2014)

Director: Matthew Warchus. Cast: Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Jessica Gunning. 120 min. Rated R. UK. Comedy/History.

This movie contains an extraordinary concept. It's the real-life story of gays and lesbians in 1980s UK, who fight for the rights of miners on strike under Thatcher's reign. In lieu of their astronomical differences, the gays feel a sense of sovereignty with the miners, because both groups have been disenfranchised. The film shouldn't have been titled "Pride", because it's not about gay pride - it's about fighting for other people's rights regardless of the risks involved; because you believe in their rights, and not because you calculate whether they'll win or lose their struggle. This movie will make you think.

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