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A sin­cerely en­dear­ing tale of quiet achieve­ment and self-dis­cov­ery, set in WWII Lon­don. Gemma Arter­ton plays an in­ex­pe­ri­enced copy­writer who lands a plum job pen­ning dia­logue for Bri­tish pro­pa­ganda movies. Com­bin­ing just the right dashes of drama, com­edy and ro­mance, this cal­cu­lated crowd-pleaser goes about its busi­ness ami­ably, but never aim­lessly. Arter­ton and her lead­ing man, Sam Claflin, are both ex­cel­lent when it comes to de­ploy­ing the willthey-or-won’t-they? fac­tor to their char­ac­ters. A de­light­fully mo­ti­vated sup­port cast (led by Bill Nighy as a faded film star chas­ing a come­back) keep the good times on a roll.

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