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Funny Cow (2017)

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A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs.

Director:

Adrian Shergold

Writer:

Tony Pitts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxine Peake ... Funny Cow
Macy Shackleton Macy Shackleton ... Funny Calf
Ashton Steele Ashton Steele ... Young Mike
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ... Boy
Lissi Brook Lissi Brook ... Girl
Lily Jones Adkin Lily Jones Adkin ... Big Girl
Calvin Cawood Calvin Cawood ... Big Boy
Stephen Graham ... Funny Calf's Dad / Older Mike
Christine Bottomley ... Funny Calf's Mum
Hebe Beardsall ... Funny Cow (Aged 20's)
Tom Gibbons Tom Gibbons ... Bob (Aged 20's)
Tony Pitts ... Bob
Paddy Considine ... Angus
Kevin Rowland ... Jeff
Diane Morgan ... Margaret
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A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs.

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A woman with a funnybone for a backbone. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Duggie Brown , a well known stand up comedian in the 70's , is the old man sitting at the bar when Funny Cow is doing the drinks tray routine . See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Funny Cow: You see, it's been too much for me, life. Too much and not enough. All at the same time. Listen to me going on, eh?
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Crazy Credits

Vic Reeves (Jim Moir), who plays a cabaret performer in the film, nods to his recording of 'Born Free' in 1991 with 'Vic Reeves and The Roman Numerals' which reached number 6 in the UK singles chart See more »

Connections

Features The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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Bleak but entertaining
25 April 2018 | by unyanSee all my reviews

Maxine Peake is on top form as a conflicted maverick in seventies Yorkshire who rails against the endless stream of male violence ,human indifference and suffering with her dry wit. The film tips a huge nod to kitchen sink dramas like Saturday night Sunday morning and there's no flinching away from the racist /sexist/homophobic jokes of the era. This film is not for everyone but does provide lots of humorous lines and moments amid the relentless misery. Cameos agogo - even Corrine Bailey Rae gets a look in !


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Смешная корова See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$739,252
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