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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.

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Adrian Shergold

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Tony Pitts
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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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Comedy | Drama

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Comedian John Bishop has a cameo - with one of his pet English Bull Terrier dogs. See more »

Quotes

Angus: Why are all the beautiful people fucked up and all the wankers bestride the earth untouched?
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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 »

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Features The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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Not a comedy.
15 April 2018 | by torrascotiaSee all my reviews

Having just returned from a screening I have to say this was a bit disappointing. The movie is being billed as a comedy however there is very little comedy to be found. The blurb gives the impression this is a comedy about an up and coming female comedian, however its more than halfway through the movie before she arrives on stage. There is only one scene when she is on stage and it only lasts a few mins. This is not a movie which has much to say about the world of stand up comedy. Its more of a biography which jumps back and forward over time which can be confusing. This is more one of those kitchen sink type dramas where almost every male in the film is a useless woman beater. Its a bit like Blonde Fist without the boxing. There are a number of recurring people throughout the film however there is no depth to them, her father is physically abusive, her mother an eventual alcoholic but there is no detail as to how these people seem to have ended up this way. They just "are" and that is all there is to it. She also has a brother who is played by the same actor as her father which was odd, there seems to be an issue with the relationship with her brother but again this isn't explored. Its just a confusing movie to watch as alot of the scenes seem to bet set up as comedic but the punchlines failed to land. Very people laughed during the movie with a full house. As far the main protagonist goes she isn't a likeable person either, she like the rest of the cast seem fairly one dimensional, which is a shame as the cast is excellent for a small budget film. Its a difficult movie to watch and an even more difficult one to enjoy. Its emotionally draining and has no pay off. Enough said.


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