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Fisherman's Friends (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 15 March 2019 (UK)
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Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Jim
Meadow Nobrega Meadow Nobrega ... Tamsyn
David Hayman ... Jago
Maggie Steed ... Maggie
Sam Swainsbury ... Rowan
Dave Johns ... Leadville
Daniel Mays ... Danny
Noel Clarke ... Troy
Christian Brassington ... Henry
Vahid Gold ... Driss
Tuppence Middleton ... Alwyn
Mae Voogd Mae Voogd ... Sally
Yuna Shin ... Tourist
Ken Drury Ken Drury ... Solicitor
Nathan Outlaw Nathan Outlaw ... Car Owner
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A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate "fish out of water" as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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He was a fish out of water, but to get them on board he'll need to change his tune. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, and suggestive references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The band have performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film Danny parks a brand new Range Rover on the beach, when the tide comes in the Range Rover is a much older model. See more »

Quotes

Danny: No, I'm not here to hurt anyone, Jim.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits - 'For our friends Trevor and Paul'. This refers to Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills and tour manager Paul McMullen who both died following an accident in February 2013 at a concert in Guildford, Surrey. See more »

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What a pick me up this was.
18 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Every year some British gem pops up in the cinema, destined to be added to my blu ray collection, a film guaranteed to lift the spirits for years to come. This is 2019's feel good film, yes you know the story, and yes you can figure out every possible turn even if you don't, but it's just such a lovely movie.

We get one man's journey of self discovery and realisation of what's important, and we get the story of ten fishermen, who's talent is harnessed against all odds.

What an assembled cast, Daniel Mays, David Hayman, and of course the wonderful Maggie Steed, but it's the poker faced James Purefoy who stands out, he is marvellous.

It has fun moments, funny lines, serious elements, and of course several heart warming scenes. All in all, it's a winner. 8/10


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