Film Review – Our Ladies

SNACK at The Glasgow Film Festival 2020

Our Ladies

This beautifully and proudly Scottish drama from writer-director Michael Caton-Jones takes us back to the whirlwind days of the 1990s. When an especially tight-knit group of friends at an all-girls Catholic school get the chance to visit Edinburgh for a choir competition, they use it as a chance to drink, party and hook up.

A film like this rises and falls on the strengths of its cast and luckily this fittingly wild, full-of-life adaptation of Alan Warner’s 1998 novel The Sopranos has acting charm and believable camaraderie to spare; stand-outs include Tallulah Greive as wide-eyed cancer survivor Orla and Marli Siu as spirited rock singer Kylah. Not afraid to be foul-mouthed and abrasive, nor sentimental and philosophical when it needs to be, the film has a vein of truth running throughout as it paints a convincing portrait of female friendship and the idea of sticking two fingers up to what we feel outside forces have in mind for our future.

Our Ladies is in cinemas from April 24th.


Read the January 2021 issue of SNACK magazine on your tablet, mobile, or pc.

You May Also Like

Film Review: How To Build A Girl

SNACK at The Glasgow Film Festival 2020 How to Build a Girl Closing out ...

Interview: Hope Dickson Leach on her contribution to The Uncertain Kingdom, ‘Strong Is Better Than Angry’.

The Uncertain Kingdom is a brilliant and dizzyingly diverse anthology of twenty short films ...

Film review – Disney’s Noelle

Noelle is a 2019 Disney plus original Christmas film starring Anna Kendrick. It follows ...

The (Not) Gay Movie Club: Auntie Mame

When I think of classic gay cinema, it strikes me that the films I ...

Film Review – Wild Rose

If there was ever an almost PG-rating advert for the wonders of Glasgow, Scottish ...

Film Review – Dirt Music

SNACK at The Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Dirt Music Tim Winton’s Booker Prize-shortlisted 2002 ...

The Beatles Forget songs movie

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 – Preview

  Now in its 73rd year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is the longest ...

FILM – Local Cinema Clubs

Cinema Clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh   Back in the 70s, in places such ...

Short film review: The Neolith

Short film as a medium is one that doesn’t appeal to me as such; ...

Get SNACK magazine in your inbox, for FREE.