Their Finest (2017)


Lone Scherfig directs Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy in this Blitz based drama about a young woman making her way in the film industry. 

A pleasant surprise – this could have been easy, dumbed down Daily Mail and Glamour reader romantic fodder yet actually proves to be quite the tough faced, kill happy, luvvie acting treat. There are a fair few realistic, bracing shocks among all the expected woollen knit cosiness. Arterton has constantly struggled to find a lead role that fits her obvious star power (she has both the limitations and the cheeky allure that strikingly match the great Roger Moore) and while this is no masterpiece, it feels like the best use of her ample headliner charms so far.


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