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Our Girl (2013)

Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted... See full summary »

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Tony Grounds
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Flossy Grounds Flossy Grounds ... Belinda Dawes
Lacey Turner ... Molly Dawes
Mimi Keene ... Jade Dawes
Kerry Godliman ... Belinda Dawes
Sean Gallagher ... Dave Dawes
McKell David ... Dean
Daniel Black Daniel Black ... Artan
Frieda Thiel ... Proud Mary
Babirye Bukilwa Babirye Bukilwa ... Sharon (as Vanessa Babirye)
Cecilia Noble Cecilia Noble ... Elizabeth
Grant Davis Grant Davis ... Perry
Ged Forrest Ged Forrest ... Derek
Andrew Scarborough Andrew Scarborough ... Sergeant Peters
Steven Miller ... Corporal Leech
Stuart Ward ... Corporal Brammer
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Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Leaving school with no qualifications, Molly has a part-time job in a local nail bar. Drunk and despondent on the evening of her 18th birthday, she throws up in the doorway of an Army Recruitment Office. She doesn't know it then, but it's an action that will change her life forever... Written by Anonymous

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UK

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English

Release Date:

24 March 2013 (UK) See more »

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Eine Frau an der Front See more »

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Hertfordshire, England, UK See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Internationally edited into two parts and aired as the first two episodes of the sequel TV series, Our Girl (2014). See more »

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Sensitive with Heart
25 March 2013 | by donald1101See all my reviews

This TV Movie is not Full Metal Jacket, or any other military film focused on coming of age which I have seen. Its heroine is not an introspective youth contemplating the truth of what is going on with the world around her. Instead, she is a highly common modern girl who chances upon the British Army. Like all films of its genre, there is a good deal of yelling and screaming, this is after all boot camp. The characters though do not display heroism or bravado through their yells or screams. Instead it is shown in soft spoken scenes which chronicle Molly's progression. The yelling and screaming is there to create the boot camp atmosphere, not to build character or to be the centre of the film.

Some plot holes do exist, and some of the side characters could have done with much more development. However when the constraints of a 90 minute TV Movie, which certainly with the BBC's current climate did not have a very large budget, are applied, these faults become understandable. Also, while I am not sure, I get the feeling that scenes where these grey areas in the plot and the characters are fleshed out were written, but left out do to time constraints.

I personally think that Molly speaks to all of us who once dreamed of being in the Army. She is simply an ordinary girl who is given the opportunity to apply herself, and finds that she capable of much more than she thought possible. All of us have a little bit of ourselves that likes to think so. Through her journey Molly most certainly fulfils that part of ourselves which dares to dream upon a whim.


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