This slice-of-life film showed one British family's daily life on the eve of World War II and after the bombing of England started. The Miniver family live a comfortable, if conventional life in rural England. Mrs. Miniver (Garson) is a cheery, good natured neighbor, understanding wife and excellent mother. The family is splintered by war, yet remains close in heart. Their son enlists in the Royal Air Force and hurriedly marries his sweetheart. Clem Miniver (Pidegon) is among those civilians enlisted to take their small boats to help with the Allied evacuations at Dunkirk. Mrs. Miniver and her son find a wounded Nazi pilot on their doorstep and must decide what they should do. Through it all, the film speaks to the resilience and morale on the British home front and how the people continued to take solace in tradition, even something as seemingly simple as the local rose show. Based the novel by Jan Struther.
The review of this Movie prepared by ldpaulson
sara gold on 5/1/2016 2:13:12 PM says: I enjoyed the performances, particularly Greer Garson (watch the scene in the garden when Vin meets Carol, and Mrs. M. eats the raisin out of the cake) and except for Richard Ney and Teresa Wright. The story was entertaining and uplifting and the production excellent. One question though: Why would Mrs. M drag a wounded Carol out of the car into the house to call for an ambulance instead of driving straight to a hospital? Apparently this didn't bother anyone then, so there must be a simple explanation: roads blocked off? private cars not allowed at hospitals? any other suggestions?