Their Finest Rating: R (for some language and a scene of sexuality)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directed By: Lone Scherfig
Written By: Gaby Chiappe
In Theaters: Mar 24, 2017, Limited
Runtime: 110 minutes
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Helen McCrory, Claudia Jessie
REVIEW OF THEIR FINEST (2016)
Their Finest is a 2016 British romantic comedy movie.THEIR FINEST Movie is directed by Lone Scherfig and written by Gaby Chiappe, based on the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. The movie stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Helen McCrory, and Claudia Jessie.
Principal photography commences early-September 2015 in London. It was screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released in the United Kingdom on 20 April 2017.
On 14 April 2015, it was announced that Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy would star in the World War II–set romantic comedy film based on the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. BBC Films developed the movie, hiring Lone Scherfig to direct the movie which was adapted by Gaby Chiappe. BBC Films would co-finance the movie, which Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films would produce with its Stephen Woolley and Amanda Posey, while HanWay Films would handle the international rights. On 10 September 2015 Jack Huston and Jake Lacy joined the film along with Richard E. Grant, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Rachael Stirling, and Henry Goodman.
With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda movies that need “a woman’s touch”. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.
CRITICAL RESPONSE THEIR FINEST (2016)
On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an approval rating of 75%, based on 8 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10. On Metacritic, the movie has a score of 66 out of 100 scores, based on 7 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.