Review: Michael Caton-Jones’ ‘Our Ladies’

An entertaining but misguided attempt at capturing teenage sexual fever, Michael Caton-Jones’ Our Ladies follows the scandalous escapades of six Scottish Catholic schoolgirls, who visit Edinburgh to partake in a choir performance. Adapted from Alan Warner’s memorable and award-winning novel The Sopranos (no relation to the show), Caton-Jones’ film is a nostalgic ride down late 1990s memory lane. Boasting a soundtrack rich with the era’s hits, Our Ladies may resonate with those appreciative of the 90s, but the film’s lack of critical insight on the gender politics of negotiating sex undermines its purported feminism, making for an uneven and disappointing viewing experience. Our Ladies begins with a mystical shot of th
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