• Film review: Pride without a fall

    PrideThe Grey and I opted for the film Pride last weekend.

    Reviews were not raving but with a sterling cast and based on a true but very unlikely story, we thought it worth a punt. That and the fact that I managed to get us the best seats in the house – F1 and F2 – don’t tell anyone.

    When we got there the local car park was surprisingly empty and I began to wonder if we were in for a howler but the cafe of the Kino was pretty buzzy and it was the last film on Sunday starting after 8.30pm so we braced ourselves.

    It turned out to be excellent – very funny throughout and plenty of feel good factor.

    In summary, a group of London gay and lesbian activists decide to support the National Union of Miner’s strike of 1984 (amazing hairstyles) by raising money for the families of a small Welsh village. As you can imagine they come up against some not-so-21st century views on homosexuality.

    It may seem like a wacky idea until you realise it’s based on a true story.
    Bill Nighy who I am a big fan of (did I mention that?) was looking rather grey throughout as if he needed to blend in with the dreary weather but his Welsh accent was great (if amusing).

    Before the credits roll you find out what happened to the real life characters – again some surprising outcomes.

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