Greatest Days

Published August 25, 2023

Greatest Days

Film info

  • Title Greatest Days
  • Director Coky Giedroyc
  • Year 2023
  • Run time 1hr 42m
  • Genres Comedy, Music, Drama
  • Tagline Never forget

Featuring the hit songs of Take That, Greatest Days is an epic musical about five best friends who idolise the boyband, fall apart and then reunite 20 years later at the Boyband's reunion concert in Rome.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:23 I do hate those quizzes that are stupidly easy.
11:42 Love Jeff.
14:19 “Because I was moved, Heather, because I’m a true fan.”
18:51 I enjoy it being a choice between a caravan and a wedding.
25:56 I wonder what is the most number of actors to play a role in the same film, because of being at so many ages.
28:33 “And that, girls, is how we jumble.”
31:44 I wish I could lose myself that much at a gig.
34:37 Poor bus driver.
47:02 Random radio station messages you, it’s spam, surely.
54:30 It’s wonderful, obvs, but so much wrong with the airport scene.
58:22 Could genuinely watch Jayde Adams fuck around on a scooter all day.
1:05:50 “Is it weird that we fancy your sons?”
1:10:21 Correcting lyrics in inappropriate circumstances is a vibe.
1:11:50 “They’re doing their best.” YAS.
1:17:51 I don’t know Clitheroe, but it’s picturesque.
1:23:21 Young Rachel casting is amazing, like a baby Aisling.
1:28:11 Maximum Jeff.
1:36:34 She’s so brave singing like that in echoey church.


I saw the stage musical of this relatively recently - reluctantly, I thought it wasn’t going to be any good, and left the theatre irritated at how brilliant it was, and in floods of tears. So, was very keen to see how the film version turned out, particularly with Aisling in the lead. It was just as good! Actually, very close to the stage version, and just as moving.

Somehow, the songs are so much better when they have a bit of context applied to them and you just ended up singing along throughout. The girls, both older and younger versions, are all great, and it’s just a joyous and heartbreaking ride in equal measure. PLUS, that cameo. They’re doing their best. Incredible scenes.

Rating: 5 / 5

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