This review may contain spoilers. This film is a true story of striking miners during the Thatcher era of 1984 who find unlikely support by the LGBT community in their small town in Wales. It’s a
wonderful film about two separate worlds coming together to help each other out, despite internal conflicts that erupt in those worlds. For example, the homophobia that prevails in the mining town and the gay community’s view that money should be raised for the burgeoning AIDS crises and not for striking miners. Independent films from the UK are always filled with truth and charm and great, funny moments and this is no exception. There’s no male nudity in the movie, which is really a missed opportunity but not much you can do about it.
While you may see the ending coming, it touches the heart nonetheless. Bill Nighy co-stars. Directed by Matthew Warchus.