Their Finest

Their Finest

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry as a "slop" scriptwriter charged with bringing "a woman's touch" to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin's artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen. [STX Entertainment]

Running Time
110 minutes
Release to DVD: T.B.A.

The Critics Comment

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Globe and Mail/Anne T. Donahue
There aren't many movies about the propaganda machine during the Second World War, but Lone Scherfig's smart, heartwarming take on the efforts of the British film industry makes up for the sparse coverage.

New York Times/Manohla Dargis
Love and laughter flow so naturally in "Their Finest" that it is almost (almost) easy to forget there's a war on.

Wall Street Journal/Joe Morgenstern
Their Finest is one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies I've seen in years.

Associater Press/Lindsay Baird
Inspiring, funny and genuinely romantic, Their Finest is a solid, refreshing crowd-pleaser.

Boston Globe/Peter Keough
At its best, which is often, Their Finest... manipulates appearance and reality, relief and recognition, with exquisite finesse. As befits a film about making films.


Winner: Best Feature Film - Göteborg Film Festival

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