Their Finest

Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rated: R
Running Time: 117 minutes

Their Finest is that rare thing, a World War II homefront picture centered on a woman, and rarer still, a comedy about a serious subject executed with unerring dexterity by a female Danish director, Lone Scherfig, who has found a niche in British period pieces such as the sublimely amusing film, An Education. Here, as the Dunkirk disaster plays out, Gemma Arterton plays an ad copywriter hired to write women’s dialogue for a propaganda feature, with Bill Nighy as a prickly star on his way down, one of a stellar cast of British actors including Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan, Richard E. Grant, and the incomparable Helen McCrory, lately of Peaky Blinders fame.$mdash;Peter Biskind

“Love and laughter flow so naturally in Their Finest that it is almost easy to forget there’s a war on. An unalloyed charmer…”$mdash;Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Their Finest is one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies I’ve seen in years.”$mdash;Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“I was enchanted and overwhelmed by it and my prediction is that, if you care about filmmaking, you will be, too.”$mdash;Rex Reed, New York Observer

SUN 6/4 at NOON
Lost City of Z

Action, Adventure, Biography
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 141 minutes