Our Ladies

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Our Ladies
Our ladies.jpg
Teaser poster with previous release date
Directed byMichael Caton-Jones
Written by
Based onThe Sopranos
by Alan Warner
Produced by
  • Jennifer Armitage
  • Michael Caton-Jones
  • Brian Coffey
  • Victoria Dabbs
  • Diego Suarez Chialvo
  • Laura Viederman
Starring
CinematographyDenis Crossan
Edited by
  • Istvan Kiraly
  • Tomi Szabo
Music by
Production
companies
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • 4 October 2019 (2019-10-04) (BFI)
  • 27 August 2021 (2021-08-27)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Box office$533,232[1]

Our Ladies is a 2019 Scottish coming-of-age comedy-drama film produced and directed by Michael Caton-Jones, who co-wrote the screenplay with Alan Sharp, based on Alan Warner's 1998 novel The Sopranos. The film stars Tallulah Greive, Abigail Lawrie, Rona Morison, Sally Messham, Marli Siu, and Eve Austin.[2][3]

Our Ladies premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival. Its original theatrical release date of 6 March 2020 was delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, before finally being released in the United Kingdom on 27 August 2021.

Premise[edit]

In 1996, a group of Catholic school girls from the Scottish Highlands town of Fort William get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they are more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Michael Caton-Jones optioned Alan Warner's novel The Sopranos in 1998. It was announced in 2018 that production on a film adaptation had begun. Caton-Jones directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Alan Sharp. The film was produced by Sigma Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Four Point Play Pictures in association with Screen Scotland. Warner himself and Jennifer Armitage of Creative Scotland executive produced and Caton-Jones produced alongside Laura Viederman of Four Point Play and Brian Coffey of Sigma. Luke Scrase oversaw the film for SPIP.[4][5]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography took place on location in Fort William and Edinburgh.[6] Some scenes were also filmed in Glasgow.[7]

Release[edit]

The world premiere of Our Ladies was held at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival on 4 October.[8] It was also shown at the 2020 Glasgow Film Festival on 28 February.[9] A trailer was released in January 2020. The film was initially set for theatrical release in the UK on 6 March 2020, which was then delayed to 24 April and subsequently 11 September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, before being shelved indefinitely.[10][11] It was released at select AMC Theatres in the United States on 18 June 2021,[12] and in cinemas in the UK on 27 August.[13]

Reception[edit]

The film received critical acclaim. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 93% based on 28 reviews with an average rating of 7/10. The consensus states: "Despite its outdated ideas about teen sexuality, Our Ladies presents a well-acted and affectingly nuanced portrait of female friendship."[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Ladies (2021)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  2. ^ Harrison, Rebecca (14 October 2019). "Our Ladies review: Catholic lasses go wild". BFI. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Our Ladies". Screen Scotland. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Michael Caton-Jones to Direct Scottish Catholic Choir Comedy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  5. ^ Dalton, Ben (9 November 2018). "Michael Caton-Jones' long-gestating 'The Sopranos' starts shooting in Edinburgh". Screen Daily.
  6. ^ Mcindoe, Ross (29 January 2020). "Our Ladies: release date, cast, and everything else about the coming-of-age drama set in Scotland". The Scotsman. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  7. ^ Ferguson, Laura (29 January 2020). "Trailer released for new movie Our Ladies partially filmed at Glasgow bar". Glasgow Live. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  8. ^ Dunn, Jamie (24 February 2020). "Riot Girls: Michael Caton-Jones on Our Ladies". The Skinny. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Our Ladies (N/C 15+)". Glasgow Film. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  10. ^ Ferguson, Brian (17 April 2020). "Our Ladies: Delay for new Edinburgh-set schoolgirl film on 'the sisters of no mercy'". The Scotsman. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  11. ^ Brew, Simon (14 August 2020). "Our Ladies: terrific British film drops off release schedule". Film Stories. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Our Ladies at an AMC Theatre near you". AMC Theatres. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  13. ^ Clarke, Cath (27 August 2021). "Our Ladies review – choir of convent schoolgirls cuts loose in Edinburgh". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Our Ladies". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 24 September 2021.

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