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During the early years of WWII, injured artist Ellis Cole (Jack Huston) has returned to London from Wales with a new wife, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), and a determination to sell his art. To provide financial support as Ellis seeks an audience for his work, Catrin seeks employment as a secretary but ends up working for an arm of the government’s propaganda department writing pro-war shorts that will be shown prior to theatrical features. Eventually, she is drafted to help head screenwriter Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) pen the script for a Dunkirk-inspired melodrama. As Catrin settles into her role and spends an increasing amount of time away from home, Ellis begins to feel neglected.

Their Finest is a charming and thoughtful movie, about people making a charming and thoughtful movie. The characters in the real film often poke fun at the film-within-a-film, a propaganda movie made by the British before the U.S. has entered World War II. But the two pieces of cinema become tied together, with many of the same weaknesses and strengths. The largest asset is a general positive outlook for humanity — something that makes the production well-timed for cynical 2017 audiences. Their Finest features tragedy and a constant state of tension, as London faces air raids and its population makes sacrifices. But nearly all the characters — from its plucky scriptwriters to a haughty and oblivious actor played by Bill Nighy — have a hidden trait of decency that is excavated with each bomb strike.

Running Time: 117 minute

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