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Ladies in Black (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Ladies in Black gleans socially relevant observations from Australian history with entertaining flair, embroidering a tale that touches on immigration and female empowerment with a fashionable pizazz.

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Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women's liberation is about to change Australia forever, a shy schoolgirl (Lisa) takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode's. There she meets the 'ladies in black', who will change her life forever. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and befriended by fellow sales ladies Patty and Fay, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As Lisa grows from a bookish schoolgirl to a glamorous and positive young woman, she herself becomes a catalyst for a cultural change in everyone's lives.

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Cast

Susie Porter
as Mrs. Miles
Shane Jacobson
as Mr. Miles
Noni Hazlehurst
as Miss Cartwright
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Critic Reviews for Ladies in Black

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (6)

It's a film whose cast is utterly sweet and lovely to look at even if the movie feels incredibly thin.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

"Ladies" is let down by a screenplay lacking the sharp wit and emotional depth to bring its characters and themes fully to life.

September 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Ladies in Black isn't really a plot-driven movie, it's more of a mood, it's about inviting you to spend some time in this lovely, quaint world where it's always sunny.

September 22, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

From our vantage point 60 years on, Ladies in Black offers a vision - idealised, but perhaps not wholly false - of a moment when it was possible to welcome newcomers to the country and the unfamiliar ideas they brought with them.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ladies in Black quietly but effectively points out the seldom-stressed positives of immigration and integration, and thus deserves attention far beyond its own native shores.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Ladies in Black may be seen mistakenly as lightweight or slight; it isn't. It brims with subtext and nuance and at the same time succeeds in being a thoroughly enjoyable entertainment.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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