A well-executed film with a great British cast, Made in Dagenham tells the story of a group of female Ford factory workers who went on strike to gain equal pay for women and in the process brought England’s industry to its knees. Sally Hawkins is excellent as the lead protester Rita O’Grady. While I don’t always love the characters she plays, such as her often frustrating character in Happy Go Lucky, Hawkins is one of the most engaging actresses working today. Possessing the quirky facial mannerisms of Audrey Tautou and the incredible range of fellow Mike Leigh favorite Imelda Staunton, Hawkins can make you feel both happy and devastated within a matter of seconds.
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