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Military Wives (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 22 May 2020 (USA)
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With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.

Director:

Peter Cattaneo

Writers:

Rosanne Flynn (Writer), Rachel Tunnard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Kate
Sharon Horgan ... Lisa
Emma Lowndes ... Annie
Gaby French ... Jess
Lara Rossi ... Ruby
Amy James-Kelly ... Sarah
India Ria Amarteifio ... Frankie (as India Amarteifio)
Greg Wise ... Richard
Jason Flemyng ... Crooks
Laura Checkley ... Maz
Laura Elphinstone ... Helen
Roxy Faridany ... Dawn
Robbie Gee ... Red
Stephen Thompson ... Stuart
Robert Whitelock ... Malc
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Storyline

Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat. Written by Anon

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Inspired by the BBC documentary series, "The Choir: Military Wives". The series followed the progress of choirmaster Gareth Malone visiting various military bases around England to form choirs, in order to help bring together the remaining wives and partners of serving military personnel. Malone formed the first choir at RMB Chivenor, and another at the Royal Citadel in Plymouth. The series brought the two choirs together to perform "Wherever You Are", a song created by Welsh composer, Paul Mealor from extracts of letters sent between the military wives and their serving partners. This was performed at the Royal Albert Hall in November 2011 for The Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance. Since the series end, more than 75 military wives choirs have been formed, and they are now a registered charity. See more »

Goofs

In the early scene with the Brigadier, the Captain salutes as the Brig is leaving and he doesn't have a headdress - that's a no-no - should have just come to attention/braced. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: [about the singing at the very first choir rehearsal] It was like incantations of a bunch of witches.
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Soundtracks

Shout
Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley (as I. Stanley).
Performed by Sharon Horgan and Kristin Scott Thomas.
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Not perfect but still worth watching
11 February 2020 | by iamkeysersoze-13228See all my reviews

Military Wives is as formulaic as movies go, regardless the film is surprisingly good and it uses the formula really well. However it never aspires to be anything else preventing it from becoming a classic amongst the genre.

I haven't been familiar with the true story but from the start, you just know where it is all gonna go. It still works well but nothing is a surprise because of that. It still has some great moments and a fair amount of heart

It is seriously enjoyable and it is a likeable movie with a great cast. Kristen Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan are great here. I'm sure there are many people who will like this film. I just can't see that much greatness in it. It's formulaic and does it's best to be a lovely and charming film but it does it in such a manipulative way, and I hate it when films do that. It is still worth watching though


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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$4,159,576
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