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Fisherman's Friends (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 2020 (USA)
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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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Chris Foggin
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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The U.K's number 1 Buoy Band See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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2020 (USA) See more »

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$11,576,847
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Jago likens himself to the singer Bono, and mistakenly says "I'm Bonio", this is a UK brand of dog food. See more »

Goofs

After the quiz night, Danny asks her "Who was the first artist to have a posthumous #1 in the UK?" , she answers straight away - "Otis Redding - sitting on the dock of the bay, in 1968". Well, this is wrong, Otis wasn't the first, second or indeed third. The first one was Buddy Holly - It doesn't matter anymore (1959), second was Eddie Cochrane - Three steps to heaven (1960), third was Jim Reeves - Distant drums (1965). See more »

Quotes

Danny: I give you my word.
Jim: Good. 'Cause 'round here, a man's word is strong as Cornish oak.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits have some photographs of the real band members, and some "what happened to. . . ." notes. See more »

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A good film that's enjoyable and easy to watch, with plenty of fun sea shanties and sailor humour..
15 March 2019 | by sbweightmanSee all my reviews

It's a good film that is enjoyable and easy to watch, but it doesn't really do anything to stand out. The characters are likable and story is told well with a good representation of the lives of the fishermen and their journey to fame, but the drama at the end doesn't quite feel right. Predictable, but the sea shanties are fun to listen to and the humour is as you'd expect.


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