Well acted story taken from a true-life situation.
Beautifully told without veering into being maudlin! As a straight ally, the ending march brought tears to my eyes. The writer crafted compelling, engaging characters who also had the difficult job of portraying real people. There are several laugh-out-loud scenes and a gritty depiction of the prejudice against the LGBTQI community that unfortunately continues to this day, even as we as a society continue progress. Two other bonuses: 1. The portrayal of Welsh culture, with the tradition of warmly honoring guests contrasted against the startled macho culture of miners. 2. The history of a turbulent time in U.K. culture and politics, which most Americans won't know about. The film summary notes the year-long miners' strike was essentially a civil war as the unions/labor fought for their rights, at times violently with the police.
6 stars, one of the best historical movies I have ever seen.
It captures a truly beautiful moment in humanity.
I never thought that I would be on the same team as coal miners.
A true jem of a movie, laughing and crying at the same time. I got the most out of it with closed captioning on, the accents were a bit to much for me
Really enjoyable, funny, historical, educational, and a bit sad. Nice to see what happened in the U.K. in the mid 1980's.
An important, very enjoyable movie that teaches us about a piece of history that we all are better for knowing. It also calls attention to the very beginning of the AIDS epidemic, which many young adults have no context or memory of. It is fun without patronising anyone, teaches us without preaching.
In the spirit of recent English feel-good movies Matthew Warchus’ effervescent little dramedy, based on actual headlines, milks much warmth and humour from its central theme of two opposing cultures coming to understand one another. The miners are all gruff machismo (although the most hateful voice is female) while the gays react with camp wit despite shaking like fish out of water. There’s all the expected watershed moments you’d expect—someone comes out of the closet, someone gets bashed, AIDS rears its ugly head, and small acts of tolerance lead inexorably toward camaraderie—but the swanning is kept to a believable level and no one is relegated to stock cliché. Of course it never happened exactly this way although the LGSM (“Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners”) did raise thousands of pounds causing hundreds of miners to show their gratitude by marching in London’s 1985 Gay Pride Parade. Hollywood manipulations aside, this charming feature is ultimately lifted from the mainstream by a crackling script and editing that never leaves you sitting idle. And the cast, above all, shines in every frame. A fine piece of humanist filmmaking in which blue collars and pink glitter prove once again that there is strength in solidarity.
In the tradition of, well, loads of English movies, "Pride" is gentle, witty, and heartfelt. It's about a small group of Gay and Lesbian activists who want to support the striking miners, struggling under Thatcher. Their offer to help is not welcomed by everybody, and the story unfolds. I recommend it. Warm and delightful.
A great British dramedy about how lesbians and gay men fought to support the rights of the striking Welsh coal miners in 1984 when everyone else turned their back on them. It was a tumultuous time when bigotry was allowed to bloom untamed. But slowly the barriers are broken down to find true appreciation in their common cause: the freedom to live a life worth living. An underrated gem, PRIDE was a delight to watch and gave me a few laughs with a sprinkling of historical tidbits. I recommend PRIDE.
Subtitles are good size, white with no background.
Highly recommend. Uplifts the spirit, too bad we didn't have a fraction of the empathy in this true story.
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