Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TRAILER: Sally Hawkins' "Made in Dagenham"

PLOT: A dramatization of the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at the Ford Dagenham assembly plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination and the desire for equal pay. The walkout was instrumental in the Equal Pay Act 1970.

CAST: Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky and An Education), Bob Hoskins (Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Mona Lisa), Andrea Riseborough (Happy-Go-Lucky), Rosamund Pike (Surrogates and An Education)

VERDICT: It's been two years since Hawkins won a Golden Globe for her performance in the British dramedy Happy-Go-Lucky, where she played a relentlessly cheerful schoolteacher with more optimism than anyone in this present era can muster. After that, I thought for sure she would get pigeonholed as this goofy person in these quirky roles, but I'm glad she shied away from those and went for this. Proving she can carry a dramatic film with hints of humor, should get her larger roles stateside.

Release Date: Nov. 19

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