"Their Finest" is a charming and thoughtful movie, about people making a charming and thoughtful movie.
Stories to inspire a nation have long made up a sizable percentage of Hollywood schlock, and Their Finest deserves credit for exploring a woman's role in such an effort.
Although the narrative for Their Finest occasionally rambles ... it is by-and-large a stirring drama that incorporates lighter moments with scenes of deeply felt tragedy.
Drenched in a sweet nostalgia that only very rarely tips into sentimentality.
As enjoyable as it often is, I found myself resenting somewhat the film's insistence on the redemptive powers of movies during wartime.
I was enchanted and overwhelmed by it and my prediction is that, if you care about filmmaking, you will be, too.
Genial and engaging with a fine sense of humor, it makes blending the comic with the serious look simpler than it actually is.
Love and laughter flow so naturally in "Their Finest" that it is almost (almost) easy to forget there's a war on.
Their Finest is one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies I've seen in years.