CAST & CREW
“ Made in Dagenham” is directed by Nigel Cole and written by William Ivory. It has Sally Hawkins as the leading lady along with Andrea Risborough, Jaime Whinstone, Bob Hoskins and Matthew Aubrey. It was nominated for three BAFTA awards.
Rita O’Leary played by Sally Hawkins, is a plain employee working at Ford’s manufacturing plant in Dagenham, England in 1968. After discovering that women are paid significantly less than men, even though they are involved in tremulous work, Rita encouraged by Albert Passingham, played by Bob Hoskins, leads the women labor into a strike. The fact that her husband resents her for going ahead with the strike does not stop Rita from getting their well-deserved justice. Rita rallies all the support she can get, and she even befriends the wife of an executive officer. The rest, as they say, is history.
The movie is an ode to women worldwide. Regarding acting and narration, they have brought their A-game to the fore. Sally Hawkins has found a home in Rita O’Leary, and it reflects beautifully on screen. As it unfurls, you find yourself immersed and inspired. You watch the various obstacles faced by women in order to make a difference. The bonds that are newly forged and broken to form even stronger ones is the key essence here.
Sally Hawkins has brought Rita O’Leary to life. Bob Hoskins and Rosamund Pike have to be mentioned for their performances too. Nigel Cole has done his research right, and we are given a treat. The screenplay is never weary, and it keeps you stuck to your seat.
1. The performances of acclaimed actors.
2. The screenplay.
3. The free history lesson for the feminist and the equalist in you.
4. A quiet moment, where you sit and appreciate the strength that shines from the ladies in your life.
What’s not there?
1. It is slightly predictable.
Rita O’Leary’s victory is a win for womanhood and the cinematic world.
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