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 »
Who took your self esteem from you? You have very low self esteem.
Nobody took it... I handed it over at my own volition.
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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 »
Not too many laughs in Funny Cow-
It's a pity someone of the caliber of Jimmy McGovern, who's Television acclaimed dramas such as The Street and Accused depicting bleak human tales of the grass roots British characters and their environments perfectly and with great empathy.
I liked all the performances especially Maxine Peake playing the lead role so well and depicting the struggle to escape a violent alcoholic home . Funny Cow repeats her mother's mistakes in choosing violent men till she finds comedy as her escape but the flash backs and editing I found confusing and out of synch with the script.
Perhaps this script would be better suited to television drama where there's more time to expand characters and reveal more background to the story and motives of the characters..
I just found this film very depressing , which is not a bad thing in itself but a film also needs to entertain and be interesting, which in my opinion it fails to do .
Like so many movies I've seen recently the actors often are great but if the Production and Direction are average the whole movie suffers.
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