Pride

Pride

Pride

Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and lesbian community. Stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.

At the Gay Pride March in London '84, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. Though the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support, the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners - setting off in a mini bus to the village in deepest Wales, to make their donation in person. So begins this true story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising partnership.

Queer Palm winner at Cannes Film Festival 2014
2014Rating: M, Offensive language, sexual references and drug use120 minsUK
ComedyDramaTrue Story & Biography
87%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

So warmhearted, its themes of friendship and mutual respect so resonant, that few will begrudge it such heightened moments.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Will have you clutching your sides, wiping your eyes and punching the air in triumph.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow. Truly lovely.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is warm and witty, with terrific performances; Beresford's script is fast and funny and there's a rousing musical score from Chris Nightingale.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A crowd-pleasing throwback to those films that pushes every formulaic button but is no less entertaining for it.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A clear winner that makes you laugh, cry, and generally want to party and parade like it’s 1984.

4.0
0

Loved it - funny. moving and a great watch. Highly recommended!

5.0
0

Great story line and some great acting. Support can come from the most unlikely source, let it in. Proud.

5.0
0

Saw it today and was amazed. I knew about the Miners' Strike, but not the gays supporting them. Ding, dong the witch is dead is all I can say about that b*tch for destroying working class aspirations, yet she was "Granville's" daughter herself. I was singing along as well to the great songs.

5.0
0

Funny, touching and uplifting. If you want a great night out at the movies, see Pride.

5.0
0

This film covers comedy, drama and has a bittersweet ending but is a great film gets you thinking about a different time and place when to be gay was a struggle and the group in the film decide to help out another struggling group of coal miners with some surprising consequences. Well acted and well worth a watch !!!

5.0
0

One of the most entertaining movies I have seen for a while. Has everything: great characterization; wonderful story (and true); magnificent line-up of actors, both well-known and new to the screen; plenty of tear-jerking emotion; endless laughs and great one-liners. I want to go and see it again!

5.0
0

It's interesting how topics that used to polarise us become history and then the stuff of nostalgia. While I watched this I wondered when we might ever take a light hearted look at the homosexual reform bill and the spring bok tour in NZ? Thereason I didn't give this five stars was because of the treatment of the winng lesbian feminist. Although credibly...

4.0
0

Moving and funny. Don't miss it.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

So warmhearted, its themes of friendship and mutual respect so resonant, that few will begrudge it such heightened moments.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Will have you clutching your sides, wiping your eyes and punching the air in triumph.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow. Truly lovely.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is warm and witty, with terrific performances; Beresford's script is fast and funny and there's a rousing musical score from Chris Nightingale.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A crowd-pleasing throwback to those films that pushes every formulaic button but is no less entertaining for it.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A clear winner that makes you laugh, cry, and generally want to party and parade like it’s 1984.

4.0
0

Loved it - funny. moving and a great watch. Highly recommended!

5.0
0

Great story line and some great acting. Support can come from the most unlikely source, let it in. Proud.

5.0
0

Saw it today and was amazed. I knew about the Miners' Strike, but not the gays supporting them. Ding, dong the witch is dead is all I can say about that b*tch for destroying working class aspirations, yet she was "Granville's" daughter herself. I was singing along as well to the great songs.

5.0
0

Funny, touching and uplifting. If you want a great night out at the movies, see Pride.

5.0
0

This film covers comedy, drama and has a bittersweet ending but is a great film gets you thinking about a different time and place when to be gay was a struggle and the group in the film decide to help out another struggling group of coal miners with some surprising consequences. Well acted and well worth a watch !!!

5.0
0

One of the most entertaining movies I have seen for a while. Has everything: great characterization; wonderful story (and true); magnificent line-up of actors, both well-known and new to the screen; plenty of tear-jerking emotion; endless laughs and great one-liners. I want to go and see it again!

5.0
0

It's interesting how topics that used to polarise us become history and then the stuff of nostalgia. While I watched this I wondered when we might ever take a light hearted look at the homosexual reform bill and the spring bok tour in NZ? Thereason I didn't give this five stars was because of the treatment of the winng lesbian feminist. Although...

4.0
0

Moving and funny. Don't miss it.

5.0
0