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chickenowner Mon 28-Aug-17 17:20:05

I've just watched this on the bbc iplayer - I hadn't seen it before.

I loved it! Funny, interesting story, incredibly moving, fantastic soundtrack and great cultural references from the 1980s.

Anyone else seen it?

MargotMoon Mon 28-Aug-17 20:51:55

Fantastic film! Loved it, it's just the perfect balance of humour and pathos, the actors are all brilliant and the end has me welling up every time.

BestIsWest Mon 28-Aug-17 21:01:03

It's fantastic. One of the best films of the last few years. I found it very emotional as it's set during the time I met DH and he was working in the area at the time. Lots and lots of memories.

MintToBee Sat 16-Sep-17 18:59:23

Absolutely brilliant. Loved it.

BBCK Sat 16-Sep-17 19:03:27

Great film, great acting. Do Sputh Wales ❤️

BBCK Sat 16-Sep-17 19:03:49

So South Wales

Liliywil Tue 03-Oct-17 20:40:40

Haven't watched it. I kind of don't like to watch the old screen look but will have a look this weekend since it sounds good.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 03-Oct-17 20:42:04

It's superb. Have watched it so many times and it doesn't lose its magic.

Gingernaut Tue 03-Oct-17 20:55:20

At last! An excuse to post this!!

Shame! Shame! Shame! Disco scene. Check the barmaid!

The Bread and Roses scene took my breath away. Pity they didn't do the last verse

The final scene with There is Power in the Union aka "Where are my lesbians?"

Funny. Tragic. Beautifully acted. Even the cameo parts were stunning.

The meeting with the ex-boyfriend on the nightclub stairs was awful. Without saying what was wrong, you just knew what his 'farewell tour" was all about.

The final caption when you realised just how young the Northern Irish lad was when he died was shocking.

Kudos to the American actor for that spot on Northern Irish accent.

pontiouspilates Tue 03-Oct-17 20:57:47

I saw it last year and loved it too. Totally 'feel good' and it really stayed with me

SchadenfreudePersonified Sat 07-Oct-17 17:31:19

I watched earlier this year - it was brilliant!

BagelGoesWalking Thu 12-Oct-17 15:10:29

Absolutely love it! Watched it for about the 4th time on iPlayer recently.

The actor who played Mark Ashton was amazing, didn’t realise he was American! And so sad that the real person died so young, I always think what he might have gone on to do/achieve, had he lived. The scene on the stairs with the ex is so, so sad. Russell Tovey did that brilliantly considering how short it was.

Loved all the characters. Brilliant.

scrabbler3 Sun 19-Nov-17 21:33:11

This is one of the best films I've seen.

emsiewill Sun 19-Nov-17 22:06:19

I absolutely love this film. I am an 80's child, so the period / music is one that is very familiar to me. I now live in South Wales, so the setting and history resonates. And I find "history" that happened in my lifetime fascinating.

Everything about this film makes me happy and makes me cry!

OutComeTheWolves Sun 19-Nov-17 22:46:24

Oh I love this film so much. The final scene (power in a union) is my favourite scene in any film ever.

Angelalley Sun 19-Nov-17 22:48:03

Loved it

Vango Sun 19-Nov-17 22:51:57

Watched it earlier this year for Andrew Scott. Loved it.

PerkingFaintly Sun 19-Nov-17 22:54:33

Love this film. The last few scenes... including the bios of the real life people. <sob>

moutonfou Sun 19-Nov-17 22:56:17

I loved it too. Perfect mix of feel good but also thought-provoking and a story worth telling.

As an aside, there was a controversy over the US release of the DVD as they had removed any reference to gay people and even described them on the blurb as just a "group of activists" !

PerkingFaintly Sun 19-Nov-17 22:57:41

Including a happy sob for Jonathan. I actually gasped and cried.

RosaTheOwl Sun 19-Nov-17 23:01:10

Love this, absolute classic.

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