Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour

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This is a real feel-good, critically acclaimed film which will get our cinema reopening off on the right foot. It is the story of a group of women that hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope (Greg Kinnear). At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast.

Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite, but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be 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.

Following the playbook of 'The Full Monty,' 'Calendar Girls,' 'Military Wives,' et al., 'Misbehaviour' achieves just the right mix of farcical humor, dry wit and the obligatory dramatic moments when the light banter and sight gags give way to poignant confrontations reminding us there are serious undertones to this breezy romp. Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley excel.