Author Topic: Military Wives  (Read 1632 times)

Military Wives
« on: March 08, 2020, 09:22:20 AM »
Given two Guardian favorite women in the cast it seems a bit of a Sun readers concept, like Sunshine on Leith seemed to be at the point where I turned it off.

If it had been set outside of the 'our boys' era, if this had been something that happened during WWII then maybe it would be something to admire. I haven't watched this and am not keen to. I've had Hurt Locker for years without feeling able to put it on - always feels with these films that there's going to be a snide way of giving thumbs up to the military even if there's an attempt at balance or acknowledgement of waste of life. The notion of this film seems pretty sour from the outset. If there are good reasons that I should decide I've been ignorant or naive I'd consider them genuinely. Have I dropped a clanger?

Bugs me that there are several admired women involved in a film that has an insidious effect on gender ideas many of us would like gone. No?

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 09:57:44 AM »
Looks like the shittest thing ever!

Re: Military Wives
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 10:02:46 AM »
Are Brave Boys' Birds

is what it should have been called.

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 10:22:17 AM »
Does it have a subplot where one of the husbands is recorded executing an unarmed man and then everyone is upset when he gets in trouble for it?

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 10:25:31 AM »
It really does look like the shittest most cynical piece of shit ever. And KST and Sharon Horgan, from the evidence of the trailers have no real chemistry on screen.

Fuck anyone associated with this. Go and bum the military and the Queen some more you grovelling identity grasping fake warm valves.

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 10:26:08 AM »
Does it have a subplot where one of the husbands is recorded executing an unarmed man and then everyone is upset when he gets in trouble for it?

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 10:39:18 AM »
The thought of Sharon Horgan thinking, Phwooar, soldiers! does make me feel quite sad. But either she must do or hasn't thought about it, or was shown photos of her family from an aerial angle by a friend of the producer.

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 01:41:53 PM »
Oh, this is like that naked calendar one


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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 02:52:04 PM »
According to Mark Commode in yesterday's Observer, it's really good. For crying out loud.

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 02:56:04 PM »
Fuck him - he always gives his shitty thumbs up to these brit film abortions with their identical cookie cutter plots.

#helpforheroes

Re: Military Wives
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 05:13:12 PM »
According to Mark Commode in yesterday's Observer, it's really good. For crying out loud.

The would-be intelligentsia's hangers-on are a bit embarrassed to not like things with Kristin Scott Thomas in. It's like when people laugh too loud at A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Barbican, it's just a signal. If Scott Thomas was in some snuff-porn or an oven chips advert, or an oven chips advert that used snuff porn tropes The Guardian would be really into it.

Having self-googled by midnight, if she has any conception of integrity she'd start making snuff porn and oven chips adverts now to put this to the test.

Re: Military Wives
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 05:22:20 PM »
Kermode's journey from student Marxist to cuddly entertainment phenomenon is sadly all too familiar. He's now become, in some respects, a negative bellwether for me. Though we shared a favourite film of last year.

Re: Military Wives
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 02:18:14 PM »
I've never agreed with Kermode in terms of taste although he's usually an entertaining writer.

But what is the point of making a film of something that's already been a BBC2 series that's presumably significantly more realistic and moving (because it's an actual documentary). WHY DOES THIS FILM EXIST? Is it for people not born since The Choir was on TV? Do they want to see this movie? Or is it aimed at Americans (hiss, boo)?

I'm sure it's solidly entertaining and brings a tear to the eye. ***

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 04:16:51 PM »
I know I got some grief on here for slagging 1917 off on the basis of watching the trailer - but... never mind the BBC2ness of it - surely the only difference between watching the whole of Military Wives (knowing it's a 'true story') and watching the trailer is the loss of sensation in the buttocks from sitting still for 90 minutes.

Re: Military Wives
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2020, 04:20:46 PM »
It really does look like the shittest most cynical piece of shit ever. And KST and Sharon Horgan, from the evidence of the trailers have no real chemistry on screen.

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Are you saying they lez off? I have really misunderstood the plot of this film. Hopefully.

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2020, 09:03:31 AM »
Who plays Gareth Malone?

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2020, 09:31:33 AM »
It really does look like the shittest most cynical piece of shit ever. And KST and Sharon Horgan, from the evidence of the trailers have no real chemistry on screen.

Fuck anyone associated with this. Go and bum the military and the Queen some more you grovelling identity grasping fake warm valves.

Korean Standard Time is in this?!

i gotta get to a cinema!!!

yea i agree with everyone else above in the sentiment that i hope that all these women, and all of the actors who are playing these women, have to watch some 'roided up potatohead play bayonett badminton with their freshest toddler, before being buried alive in a ditch

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2020, 09:32:01 AM »
According to Mark Commode in yesterday's Observer, it's really good. For crying out loud.

probably has a dog and a sly reference to cannibal holocaust in it

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Re: Military Wives
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2020, 09:34:06 AM »
Kermode's journey from student Marxist to cuddly entertainment phenomenon is sadly all too familiar. He's now become, in some respects, a negative bell-wiffer for me. Though we shared a favourite film of last year.

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