My Favourite Scene: Made In Dagenham


Made In Dagenham (2010): The beauty of doing something unexpected of you

Okay, I can’t believe it took me so long to write about this movie! This is based in the sixties (which obviously gives it an instant thumbs up from me) about women getting equal rights in the workplace. These are two of many clips that I could have chosen that really inspires me in this film.

In the first one, I love how Lisa (Rosamund Pike) is such a beautifully elegant woman who is socially acceptable in this era, until her opinion is asked of her. Instead of smiling and nodding, she blurts out exactly what she means even though it is totally unacceptable for her to do so. It is true, knowledge really is power. I just love the reaction of somebody doing something unexpected, it’s a fantastic way of demanding respect and getting attention from others. Lisa uses her knowledge as if she’s giving society the middle finger. She’s such a heroine!

Made In Dagenham Lisa“Please, keep going! Don’t give up.”
In this second clip, I love how Lisa is Rita’s (Sally Hawkins) beam of light reminding her that although she is personally very low, she is actually making history! Lisa, clearly my favourite character in this movie, tells Rita who she really is, which once again shocks another character. She is so empowered and is able to empower others.


About NZ Film Freak

I am a journalism graduate (2014) from New Zealand. Currently working in marketing, and writing fiction in my spare time. I love to write about movies on this blog when I can. I also do paid reviews and voiceovers via Fiverr (nzfilmfreak).
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