Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

A dramatisation of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant in London, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Made infamous by the strikers' banner, which read "We want sexual equality" but only unfurled enough to read "We want sex", much to the mirth of passing motorists.

Stars a cast of fantastic Brit thespians including Happy-Go-Lucky's Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins. From the director of Calendar Girls.

2010113 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Reviews & comments

A warm fuzzy history lesson!

As a woman, it would be difficult not to enjoy this film. It plays out the Dagenham battle which had a far greater impact on pay equality for women that had even been thought of when the first 'everybody' out' was called. But political lesson aside, the film is very watchable just to be reminded of the the attitudes and fashions of the day - a leap...

4.0
0

Inspiring women!

Entertaining and well acted. Based on a true story, Rita O'Grady is inspiring in her commitment and drive. An important peice of our history & well worth seeing.

4.0
0

Enjoyable feel-good movie

It was a feel-good movie well acted. The characters were credible with the heros and villians and a somewhat fairly predictable story line, however I still enjoyed the story which held my interest from go to whoa given that it was history in the making and given authenticity during the credits of the actual people involved giving their penneth's worth. ...

4.0
0

Well worth a look

Sally Hawkins and her home life in the film are well portrayed. Miranda Richardson as Barbara Castle is a complete highlight. It was probably made for telly but worth an afternoon viewing to get a bit of history under your belt

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It’s jolly stuff, yet for all the bawdy banter, there’s a Boat That Rocked-like sense of a genuinely interesting moment being regurgitated as a cuddly sitcom.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's uncomplicated fare, overly spiced with 60s cliches, right down to the louche fashion photographer who lies on his back to snap his pics. But the film is also robust, amiable and so warm-hearted you'd be a churl to take against it. Hawkins gives a winning performance as the working-class sparrow who grows slowly in stature.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

While the political grit behind the saga is somewhat sidelined, this is a fun watch enhanced by its stellar British cast.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

In 1968, the Ford factory in Dagenham, East London, was brought to grinding halt by a strike by the staff of the upholstery shop.

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It’s jolly stuff, yet for all the bawdy banter, there’s a Boat That Rocked-like sense of a genuinely interesting moment being regurgitated as a cuddly sitcom.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's uncomplicated fare, overly spiced with 60s cliches, right down to the louche fashion photographer who lies on his back to snap his pics. But the film is also robust, amiable and so warm-hearted you'd be a churl to take against it. Hawkins gives a winning performance as the working-class sparrow who grows slowly in stature.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

While the political grit behind the saga is somewhat sidelined, this is a fun watch enhanced by its stellar British cast.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

In 1968, the Ford factory in Dagenham, East London, was brought to grinding halt by a strike by the staff of the upholstery shop.

4.0
0

A warm fuzzy history lesson!

As a woman, it would be difficult not to enjoy this film. It plays out the Dagenham battle which had a far greater impact on pay equality for women that had even been thought of when the first 'everybody' out' was called. But political lesson aside, the film is very watchable just to be reminded of the the attitudes and fashions of the day - a leap...

4.0
0

Inspiring women!

Entertaining and well acted. Based on a true story, Rita O'Grady is inspiring in her commitment and drive. An important peice of our history & well worth seeing.

4.0
0

Enjoyable feel-good movie

It was a feel-good movie well acted. The characters were credible with the heros and villians and a somewhat fairly predictable story line, however I still enjoyed the story which held my interest from go to whoa given that it was history in the making and given authenticity during the credits of the actual people involved giving their penneth's worth. ...

4.0
0

Well worth a look

Sally Hawkins and her home life in the film are well portrayed. Miranda Richardson as Barbara Castle is a complete highlight. It was probably made for telly but worth an afternoon viewing to get a bit of history under your belt

4.0
0