Their Finest (12A) June.
1 hour 57 minutes
This charming, spirited wartime drama features Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton on top form. London, during the dark times of the Blitz, Catrin is hired by the Ministry of Information to write convincing women’s dialogue (or “slop”) for morale-boosting propaganda films. She’s soon working alongside a colourful crew to produce the cinematic stories the nation needs. Arterton brings a subtlety to Catrin’s self-discovery while Bill Nighy is perfectly cast as the ageing movie star struggling with the fact that his days as a romantic lead are over. Lone Scherfig (An Education) blends shrewd wit with a lot of heart in this hugely enjoyable adaptation of Lissa Evans’ novel.