Their Finest

USA, 116, Feature, Narrative, English

This rousing romantic comedy from director Lone Scherfig (An Education) takes us back to 1940 Britain when the British Ministry turned to movies to hoist the sagging morale of the country. This witty film shows what happens when an industry of men suddenly find themselves catering to an audience of mostly women whose men are off to war. The industry adds romantic subplots to their war movies, and they hire a talented copywriter named Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) to write authentic female dialogue. Although her husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by charming lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin comes to earn the respect of her peers, and she’s the only crewperson that a past-his-prime pompous actor, Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), will talk to. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley, and the colorful cast and crew of the movie Dunkirk! work furiously to make a film that will lift the hearts of England.

Directed by Lone Scherfig

Written by Gaby Chiappe, based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jeremy Irons and Richard E. Grant

Produced by Stephen Woolley, Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer and Elizabeth Karlsen

Executive Produced by Christine Langan, Ed Wethered, Robert Norris, Ivan Dunleavy, Peter Watson, Zygi Kamasa and Thorsten Schumacher

An STX Entertainment release

In select theaters April 7, 2017,

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