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Churchill is an interesting look into the mind of Winston Churchill. This film stars Brian Cox as the cigar-smoking British patriot, Miranda Richardson as his wife, and John Slattery as General “Ike” Eisenhower.
Churchill is in turmoil over the Allied plans for D-Day. He feels the plan, named “Overlord”, is going to fail and the soldiers will be slaughtered. His mind keeps drifting back to World War I and the horrific Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, when more than 500,000 people died.
Confronting Eisenhower, Montgomery, and Ramsey, Churchill voices his concerns in front of the King. This is not what the Allied Command wanted to hear. Yet, in the end, they went through with their plans and came out the victors. King George VI is leaning toward Churchill’s side however he feels the planners know what they’re doing. In the end, he sides with the plan and informs Churchill that their jobs are to back up the military and keep the people at home feeling confident and secure. That’s a tall order, but Churchill intends to be the calming voice for the nation.
In the end, Winston Churchill became a hero for the country. He is considered one of the most loyal Brit in history who only wanted the best for the country.
The film includes a “making of” feature, taking viewers behind the scenes. The film was written by Alex von Tunzelmann who is a British historian as well as a writer. Her story portrays the conflict within Winston Churchill and shows a different side of the lead up to D-Day. The film shows Churchill as a man with flaws as well as a driving force to lead his people through the war.
Brian Cox completely inhabits the iconic Prime Minister in every way. He is a pleasure to watch his performance. And Miranda Richardson portrays Mrs. Churchill as the woman behind the man who helps him through his challenges, although they did have a problematic marriage.
Churchill is rated PG for thematic elements, brief war images, historical smoking throughout, and some language.
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