(R) Age 15+ Sparkling WWII drama offers different take on toll of war.
“Their Finest” is a drama set in World War II Great Britain about the production of a patriotic movie meant to raise spirits on the home front. There’s plenty of humor, but many more moments of mournfulness and longing related to the strain of living under constant siege from the Germans’ relentless Blitz. The violent toll of war is shown in everyday encounters/experiences — such as when a woman happens upon a fellow Londoner dead on the street after yet another explosion. There’s also occasional swearing (“bloody,” “ass” and “f---”), a brief flash of nudity during a sex scene (a woman’s breasts are visible) and drinking and period-accurate smoking. With courage as a clear theme, the movie praises the significant role of women during World War II, with the main character (played by Gemma Arterton) discovering untapped inner strength and a true talent for writing. (117 minutes)