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Misbehaviour (12A)

13 Mar
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26 Mar 2020

Directed by

Philippa Lowthorpe

Misbehaviour

Keira Knightley stars in this feel good retelling of the protests around the Miss World competition in London 1970, hosted by US comedy legend Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast. Not only that, when the live broadcast resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. Similar in tone to Made In Dagenham, Misbehaviour plays as a charming, heartwarming and funny film with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Keeley Hawes (High-Rise, Ashes To Ashes), Rhys Ifans, Lesley Manville and Greg Kinnear as Bob Hope.