- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Chris Foggin
- Cast: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays, David Hayman
Danny (Mays) is a music industry talent handler who arrives in Cornwall on a stag night, and discovers the titular (real-life) folk singers and signs them. Mays is a watchable lead and generates rom-com chemistry with Middleton, the daughter of the group’s grouchy Jim (Purefoy). An undemanding yarn with nevertheless the power to do some cockle-warming.
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Feel-good comedy based on the true story of Port Isaacs Fisherman's Friends who went from singing in the village harbour to a deal with Island Records, a top-ten album and performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury.In a twist of fate, cynical music executive Danny finds himself in a small Cornish village trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. Attempting to overcome the fishermen's scepticism about the music business he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship.
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Fisherman's Friends11 Mar 2019
Undemanding, cockle-warming British comedy inspired by a singing sensation
For the uninitiated, the Fisherman's Friends are a real-life, all-male Cornish folk troupe who leapt to fame when they signed a £1 million record deal with Island Records in 2010. The journey of these fishermen-turned-chart-toppers forms the basis of…
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