Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant.
Director: Lone Scherfig
Screenplay: Gaby Chiappe
A good little gander through the early years of WWII and the British attempts at not only trying to live through, fight, and survive, but to also convince the American people that this is a war that they needed to fight as well.
It has the feeling of many historical British affairs to the likes of Call the Midwivesand such which gives the film a lighter touch. And really at the end of this all just with Midwives this is about the woman role within the war effort and how there is the desperation to prove our worth so when the men do arrive back that we are not shunted to the sidelines once again (sadly, we know what happens there).
The film depicts—though lightly—the way men looked down on women, calling women's dialogue in film "Slop" and that that could only be the only dialogue that women could possibly work on and let the men to the rest of the plot and important dialogue.
But this film does acknowledge that gay people exist! That was a very nice addition and Rachael Stirling is just as impressive as ever in her role.