Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour

DVD - 2020
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The sensational true story of the Women's Liberation Movement's disruption of the 1970 Miss World pageant, an event watched by more than 100 million viewers, and which made headlines around the world. Not only that, when order was restored, the first woman of color was crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment ; Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2020]
Edition: DVD
Branch Call Number: DRAMA MISBEHAVIOUR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Walter724
Apr 04, 2021

I found this film quite dull to be honest, but when this happens to me, I think to myself that perhaps I didn't give it a fair chance...All I know is that I lost interest a lot throughout. The acting is good, but I was bored. If I had looked up the history it's based on first, perhaps I might have enjoyed this more...

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vickmeister
Feb 12, 2021

I loved this movie. Worlds collide on the eve of the 1970 Miss World Pageant being held in London, as a group of women from the burgeoning Women's Liberation movement decide to hold a protest over what they see as an outdated, sexist institution that values women only for their appearance. The film explores themes of duty and opportunity as we meet a cross-section of women of various ages and backgrounds. Some struggle against the male-dominated world of their day as they work to achieve their goals, others see the pageant as their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, while many are happy to or simply resigned to play the role that life has assigned them. Lively and fun, thought-provoking; a fresh take on an ongoing issue.

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moiet
Jan 19, 2021

I think it's a worth while watch. It's not going to blow you away but I found it heartwarming and a good reminder of the recent history of women's lib. Loved seeing photos of the real life activists then and today at the end.

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celeste26
Jan 09, 2021

This should have been good. It has some amazing actors, an inspiring source story, and it's British! BUT...it just falls flat. I'd recommend Official Secrets also historical and starring Keira Knightley - it's much better.

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winston16
Dec 07, 2020

The British do historical movies so well. This is set in the not-too-distant past (1970) and is based on a true story. I enjoyed it (even though the plot twists are visible by a mile) and the acting was good. Fun and interesting movie overall.

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PeaceFinger
Dec 04, 2020

the 6th night of Ad-Ment….
OUT OF THE KITCHENS AND INTO THE STREETS!!
or MY GRANDMA CAN BEAT UP YOUR GRANDMA!!
Wonder if the watershed moments completely encapsulate the full story, and if those first steps are the journey you are meant to follow from the telling. The continuing disparity witness today as yesterday and the voices fade while the message remains, but another period piece to show where we've come from brings tedium for the cast to dispell. Knightley again as the Heroine, Kinnear dusting off his mantle after some heavy make up time; taking the food out of the mouths of Perlman's family, and Ifans in as good an Iago this year all countered thankfully by able talent.
Hits all the marks, no real surprises and paces like every other you're going to see, but give it a look.
Suggested viewing, or, rather, films I recalled watching this; DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, THE BIG CHILL, STARTER FOR TEN, & PIRATE RADIO. Throw in MISS CONGENIALITY as a capper if you're so inclined, or maybe THELMA and LOUISE or even PLEASANTVILLE.

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