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By Charles Gant  

Economic strife has provided a gritty backdrop for notable Britflick hits The Full Monty (redundant steel workers) and Billy Elliot (the miners’ strike). Audiences evidently like their feel-good self-empowerment comedies with a side order of social relevance.

At first sight, Paramount’s Made In Dagenham, from Calendar Girls director Nigel Cole, is another twist on the formula: wife, mother and car-seat upholsterer Rita (Sally Hawkins) achieves personal growth when she enters the fractious realm of late-1960s industrial relations. The surprise…

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