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The More You Ignore Me (2018)

Mental illness, Morrissey and guinea pigs.


Keith English


Jo Brand
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Credited cast:
Ella Hunt ... Alice
Mark Addy ... Keith
Sheridan Smith ... Gina
Sally Phillips ... Marie Henty
Sheila Hancock ... Nan Wildgoose
Tony Way ... Wobbly Wildgoose
Elizabeth Carling ... Jean
Tom Davis ... Bighead Wildgoose
Clive Mantle ... Dunk
Ricky Tomlinson ... Bert Wildgoose
Jo Brand ... Sandra
Roger Morlidge ... Phil
Dave Simon ... Dave
Alexander Morris Alexander Morris ... Mark
Ashley Taylor Dawson Ashley Taylor Dawson ... Dr. Desmond


Based on Jo Brand's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, The More You Ignore Me is a warm, comedy drama focusing on the life of an unconventional family in 1980s rural England. The film focuses on Gina, a young mother, whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health. Things deteriorate when she develops an obsession with the local weatherman, which leads to an admission to the nearby psychiatric hospital. Over the years, as she grows up, her daughter Alice struggles to relate to her heavily medicated mum, and causes chaos when she comes up with a plan to reconnect with her, which divides the family forever and leads to a moving climax. Set to the songs of The Smiths, The More You Ignore Me provides a sometimes stark, yet comical insight into life within this quirky household, whilst addressing mental health issues and their impact on the family. Written by AnonymousB

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Loved it!
7 July 2018 | by dibsdale-70185See all my reviews

My wife and I went to this on the opening night. We both love Jo Brand and have read the book, so we were a little worried that the film would not come up trumps. Well, we knocked for six by the film. Wonderful to look at, the performances were all stunning - especially Sheridan Smith, Mark Addy, Sally Phillips and it made us both laugh out loud one moment then have a tear in our eyes the next.

The young lead, Ella Hunt, is a star in the making - what can I say?! Go see it. I had an aunt who suffered from mental health problems and it truly brought back the memories of her, good and bad.

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13 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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