THEIR FINEST Score: A
Run Time: 120 minutes
For anyone who loves the cinema, there is nothing quite like watching a movie about making a movie! This love story (with a comic edge) takes place in England during the difficult early years of World War II. The movie is helmed by Lone Scherfig, the Danish director of AN EDUCATION (2009). Her film was nominated for 3 Oscars including Best Picture of the Year. This was the movie that brought Carey Mulligan her Oscar nomination for Best Actress. It is my hope that the same good luck will fall upon actress Gemma Arterton, who is brilliant in the role of the heroine Catrin. Bill Nighy and Sam Clafin are equally outstanding in their roles.
The screenplay — written by Gaby Chiappe from a novel by Lissa Evans, tells the story of group of filmmakers who are engaged to boost the morale of their country by making an inspirational movie about the Battle of Dunkirk. At times the backdrops seem a bit cheap, but overall — Sebastian Blenkov’s cinematography creates the darkness and the coldness of a bombed-out London.
The film is both touching and funny. It is wonderful, engaging storytelling with a heart. And, with a soul.
THEIR FINEST is now showing exclusively at the Regal Downtown Summerlin. This film scored with a perfect “A” is just too good to miss.