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Made in Dagenham

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Made in Dagenham
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In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant, walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally.

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Dec 31, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It’s the UK’s own version of Norma Rae as chronically underpaid female workers at a Ford motor plant in England defy both upper management and their own male-dominated union in order to go on strike for equal pay. Sending shockwaves from Detroit to the British Parliament these 187 women, led by unassuming machinist Rita O’Grady, changed the course of history and paved the way for full sexual equality in the workplace. Definitely one of those crowd-pleasing “feel good” movies filled with stereotypical characters (empowered housewives versus male chauvinist assholes), a few historical liberties and a grand old Hollywood ending. Yet, despite these obvious faults, it’s animated performances and sense of fun won me over just the same. I should be ashamed.

Aug 22, 2014
  • VRMurphy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great cast.

Aug 17, 2014
  • 01library12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Inspiring. This is a keeper.

Jun 12, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A good story, but the movie isn't great.

May 11, 2014
  • BertBailey rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fabulous piece of 60s history in Britain, no doubt partly fictionalized but very well made indeed: fine acting, directing, good script, nice faithful art direction that never calls attention to itself. Sally Hawkins is charming, stellar, again never showy but in the service of putting together a credible role. This is about feminism as it should be: about human rights, where all benefit. Stellar little flick that's moving without ever getting syrupy or cloying.

Apr 28, 2014
  • dprodrig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Worth the wait. A fairly realistic portrayal, with few simplifications, on what occurred during this time period. Acting was beautifully done.

Apr 09, 2014
  • FrankJ21 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Story is important. Seems authentic.
Well acted.
Vulgarity fits in with the characters being portrayed, it is not gratuitous.
One absurd scene is inserted it seems solely to get rating of R or whatever, it has no connection to the story.

Mar 29, 2014
  • macierules rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoy any movie starring Sally Hawkins.

kwarah is a brit hater with an agenda & needs to quit writing vile & offensive comments on the the brit films he finds

Feb 17, 2013
  • nipper rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

good movie......british accents difficult to understand at times, but great british humour and writing.....sort of like norma rae i think.....starting up of unions at ford, britain

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