I was recommended this by my other half, who was absolutely baffled that as a proud Yorkshire person I had never seen this film. Bless him. Anyhow, I put this as part of my "52 films for 52 years" list, and I'm glad I did. It's a drama with some funny moments woven in. There are likely films that better capture Northern England during the Conservative years of the 1980s-1990s, but they get it mostly on the mark and captures the sentiment well enough.
It suffers a bit with stereotyping in places, but its heart is in the right place, and this film is worth seeing just for one particular moment towards the end alone. You'll know it when you see it.
It's a good time. And without going too spoilery, it has a lot of anti-Tory messaging hidden within. Which, really, would be sufficient for me to recommend alone.