A Movie in the Afternoon. Every Day.
The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue.
Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin).
Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy).
As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.
"Genial and engaging with a fine sense of humor, it makes blending the comic with the serious look simpler than it actually is."
"A World War II comedy that, despite its light hand, never compromises the grief and loss that lie at its core."
"Their Finest is a fond look at a time of British pride and pluck, when a woman could find her inner resources and get the job done. The Ministry of Information would have loved it and ordered five more just like it."