Made in Dagenham Poster

Release Date: November 19th, 2010

DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2011

R|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Rita O'Grady (Sally Hawkins) works for the Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, England. Despite performing the specialized task of sewing upholstery for car seats, women are classified as unskilled labor and paid much less than men. Encouraged by a sympathetic union representative, Rita agrees to bring the women's grievances to Ford. The meeting goes badly and, outraged by the company's lack of respect for them, Rita leads her colleagues to strike.

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Mays, Jamie Winstone

Director: Nigel Cole

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Ellen M. Krass Productions, Number 9 Films, Stephen Woolley

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The real-life tale of a group of female machinists who took on the Ford Motor Co. in England and earned equal pay for women gets a rousing and entertaining telling in Nigel Cole's crowd-pleasing Made in Dagenham. show more

  • Plays like "Norma Rae" on blood thinners. The movie is by no means bloodless; every once in a while a stirring scene comes along, though it's seldom a scene labeled as stirring by William Ivory's formulaic script and Nigel Cole's insistent direction. show more

  • To the extent that this mostly sunny excursion succeeds, it's due to the irrepressible Hawkins. show more

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