Matthew Warchus

Pride

#THE GIST

In 1984 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin's Soho bookshop. Not only are gays being threatened by Thatcher but the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes gays and miners should show solidarity. Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley and through their sincere fund raising and Jonathan's nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear Mark turns it back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work but at the Pride march ...

#biography     #comedy     #drama    

#REVIEWS

@Liam

Pride is an inspirational movie about gays and lesbians in the UK. It has a good storyline as well as a great message to put forward. The story packs a lot of touching moments, especially further on in the film, but the funny moments weren't really amusing and quite mediocre. The acting however was really good, not for every actor in there but for the most part. On the other hand you could find some clichés in both the story and the actors' characteristics. The music is good and accentuates some of the moments but you shouldn't expect epic Inception style tracks. (You really shouldn't expect that from any movie actually). Overall, Pride is a great movie with a really strong story.

#exceptional 4.5

@Jari

Pride is a movie with a message about gay and lesbian rights in the UK. The story, while predictable, is intriguing and has a lot of toughing moments. Some of the jokes were good, but not every joke hit the mark like the director intended to. Most of the actors also did a great job with the exception of a few people who were just mediocre at best. I'd say this is a pretty great movie based on a true story.

#enjoyable 3.0

@Conclusion

Pride tells a story about gay and lesbian rights under the reign of Thatcher aka “The Iron Lady”. Its story is great and expresses an inspirational message, but there are some clichés. The film made some jokes but most of them didn’t quite hit the mark, on the other hand, the emotional scenes were very poignant. You will be surprised by the acting performances by some of the actors and others you will just like. A few, however, were just mediocre at best. As a last treat there is the music which strengthens a lot of scenes throughout the movie. Pride is a great movie based on a strong and true story, definitely worth two hours of your time.

#superb 4.0