I have never been hugely interested in politics or wars for that matter. Ive always believed that your religious and political views are private and should be kept that way.
However I do love it when a movie comes along which gives you a more personal view of politicians or important historical heads of state. Movies that show us that these strong figureheads who fought wars and won battles also loved and had hearts.
The Movie –
Churchill is one such movie, which shows us the private side of the late great Winston Churchill.
Tensions mount for beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as D-Day nears in June 1944.
Fearful of repeating past mistakes, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign that the entire war effort hinges upon.
Clashing with his political opponents, the troubled leader receives unwavering support from his devoted wife, Clementine.
With strength and shrewdness, she tries to prevent his physical, mental and spiritual collapse while inspiring him to achieve greatness.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I was a little sceptical at first as it is a political movie. But I was plesantly suprised.
Not only did the movie show us how deeply affected Churchill was by his loss at Gallipoli, it showed us what an important role his wife Clementine played in his life.
The movie made me smile at time, extremely sad at times. It made me realise yet again how lucky we are to be living in a free country without war in our close proximity. And how terrible wars are.
A very educational and thoroughly watchable movie. Brian Cox as Churchill and Miranda Richardson as Clementine are both fantastic.