Let the Girls Play (2018)

Julien Hallard directs Max Boublil, Vanessa Guide and Carole Franck in this sports comedy about the formation of France’ first female football team in 1969.

A League of Their Own, this is not. Dated attitudes, tropes and jokes. All smother a potentially decent story. Biggest crime of all – the main character is a man, the only character with some shading, agency and arc. The creators intentions are to produce something light and fluffy, the politics behind it betray a misjudged understanding of where the world now is.

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