As produced by heavyweight Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game) and headlined by Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) and Bob Hoskins (The Long Good Friday), this period docudrama brings to life a pivotal event from British history. In 1968, women's rights took a broad leap forward when workers at the Ford Dagenham automobile plant -- buckling beneath deplorable working conditions rightly perceived as gender discrimination -- suddenly stormed out into the streets and began to strike in protest of the unfair treatment levied at them. Little could they have foreseen the ramifications that this courageous and noble act would engender in successive years. Christopher Smith directs. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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Highly Recommend!! Entertaining from beginning to end as you watch the true story of women's equal rights for the same pay as men that made history nationally and internationally! Sally Hawkins was excellent because she was truely believable in her part, Bob Hoskins was fabulous as always, and you couldn't ask for a better cast of characters!
This flick takes a swipe at everyone, government, unions and corporations, however it pulls it off due to the fine acting talents of a superb cast. I would suggest turning on the subtitles as the usual British brogue makes voices difficult to understand.
Well acted and entertaining story of how a small group of British women were able to make incredible advances in the arena of women's rights. Best to see with English subtitles as the British accent is hard to follow.