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Misbehaviour

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This review contains spoilers. Yesterday I watched Misbehaviour and to be honest... I found it pretty forgettable. This is hugely disappointing, as on paper it sounds like my cup of tea: Set in London, in 1970 - and based on a true story, Mature UCL History student Sally (Keira Knightley) and a group of anarchistic feminists (led by Jo Robinson, played by Jessie Buckley) plan to disrupt the annual Miss World beauty pageant. The film has a couple of subplots - Firstly, the role of Miss World's guest host Bob Hope (Greg Kinnear) who infamously "took the winning girl home with him" the last time he guested on the show. Secondly, Sally's struggle juggling being a student, a mother and a feminist activist. Thirdly, the story of Jo Robinson and her "commune" of feminists. And lastly, but most importantly, the role of Jennifer Hosten (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), Miss Grenada and the first black woman to win Miss World. As it's Women's History Month, there