This is one of the recent Churchill movies that have graced the cinema in the past few years. It is Brian Cox playing the British PM with Miranda Richardson playing his loving wife. This movie looks at the few days before Operation Overlord, the Allied Invasion of Normandy that helped to end the war in Europe. It portrays the leader as the complex man that I am sure he was. Weighed down with responsibility, trying to use keep spirits up when the situation is dire, moody and aging I think the movie does a fair job of trying to portray all of these things in the hour and 44 minutes of the movie.
I guess I am getting old, as there is a generation of youngsters growing up who would not be familiar with Churchill and history, and I guess movies like this are more palatable than the documentaries many of us grew up on. Solid performances and lovely scenery, but ever so slightly dull - 3/5