Review: Brassed Off (1996)

Ignore the box cover, this is not a romantic comedy. It is, however, a very good dramatic comedy about the economic hardship of miners working in a coal pit on the brink of closure and the last hurrah of their 100-year-old brass band. Pete Postlethwaite, as the proud bandleader, and Stephen Tompkinson, as his son, torn between loyalty to the band and his father and making ends meet, are terrific. [****]

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