I guess this review can somehow reference my review on Dunkirk. Their Finest is a film about a small team of English writers needing to write a film to encourage America to join the Second World War. The film within the film ends up being about two twins that steal their father’s boat to rescue some soldiers stranded in Dunkirk. There is some romance between the bitter and jaded writer and the lady brought on to add “the slop” or rather the dialogue that’s to keep women engaged.
I can immediately state that the film is English. It stars English actors (Bill Nighy being a prime example) and is set predominantly in England. An American RAF pilot is brought into the film within the film to allow Americans to relate and encourage the war effort to be joined by the Yanks. I love English film and do my best to watch and absorb as much as I can. I’d say to a guilty pleasure except there’s nothing guilty about it. The writing is good, the acting is great, and I generally finish the movie satisfied. Their Finest is no exception, and I’m not surprised.
The film within the film feels like a better “personal” touch to the Dunkirk rescue than Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk had. Where the latter felt cold and difficult to relate to, Their Finest handled it very well. The characters were interesting and the stories behind the characters as told within the film itself made things more interesting. Geez, I’m not sure what else to say about the film. It’s great and I recommend it.