Pride (2014) R

prideBased on a true story, a small group of LGBT activists in 1984 London decide to collect funds to support the miners. Margaret Thatcher and the English government were closing down pits throughout Great Britain, leaving many miners without any income—but no mining group wants to receive support from the LGBT. Soon, the group finds a small mining town in Wales to give their money and the movie spends much of its time showing the two groups interacting in the face of adversity.

Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, and Andrew Scott, Pride is a heartfelt look at a period of history about which some viewers may know little. The characters are lovable and complex, and the story is somewhat of a successful underdog story. Be prepared with tissues for the happy ending!

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