Sunday, April 10, 2011

Made In Dagenham Blu-Ray Review

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Made In Dagenham Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: The film stars the award winning Sally Hawkins as Rita O'Grady who is the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act. Working in extremely impoverished conditions for long arduous hours which they must balance with their domestic lives, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lose their patience when they are reclassified as "unskilled". With humour, common sense and courage they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself. The leader of the women's struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita whose fiery temper and occasionally hilarious unpredictability proves to be a match for any of her male opponents, and is echoed by Barbara Castle's struggle in the male-dominated House of Commons.

Review: This film explores the struggle of the women of the Dagenham Ford plant from the 1960s who eventually brought about the equal pay act.  This film is a rousing stand up and cheer film about the equal treatment of women in the workplace.  The acting his fantastic, especially from lead Sally Hawkins, and the script is great.  A very enjoyable film.

The blu-ray special features for this release include:  Commentary with Director Nigel Cole, The Making of Made in Dagenham and Outtakes.

Interest Range: Drama

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